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Advanced Console Operations

Table of Contents

Hiding CommCell Elements

Modifying the Look and Feel

Alerts

Reports

Property Sheet Warning

Viewing Users Logged On to the CommServe

Instant Messages

Disconnecting a User

Displaying a Message in the CommCell Console

You can perform advanced operations in the CommCell Console such as hiding CommCell elements and disconnecting a user from the CommCell environment.

Hiding CommCell Elements

Applies To: CommCell Console, Command Center

In the CommCell Console, you can hide features and options from the restricted user group. For example, certain users do not need access to all options in the CommCell, particularly administrative functions. In the Command Center, you can set navigation preferences for the restricted user group.

The CV_Restricted_Visibility user group must be created to hide CommCell elements from selected users. When assigned to this user group, members can see only a portion of all available options in the CommCell. The following elements are excluded from the restricted view of the CommCell Console:

  • Tools menu
  • Toolbar buttons including Alert, Scheduler, Control Panel, and Web Console
  • CommCell Browser nodes including Security, Storage Resources, Policies, Content Director, and Workflows
  • At the CommCell root node, the right-click menu and all related options
  • At the Client Computers node, all options on the right-click menu, except for Customize View
  • At each client computer node, the Properties and Send Log Files options on the right-click menu

The following elements are included in the restricted view of the CommCell Console:

  • Menus including Home, Reports, View, and Support.
  • Toolbar buttons including CommCell, Job Controller, Event Viewer, What's New, and Getting Started
  • CommCell Browser nodes including the CommCell root node, Client Computers, and Reports
  • The Customize View option on the right-click menu of the Client Computers node
  • All options on the right-click menu for each client computer node, except for Properties and Send Log Files

Use the following steps to hide CommCell elements from selected users.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the CommCell root node, then select Properties.
  2. In the CommCell Properties dialog box, select the Additional Settings tab and click Add.
  3. In the Name box, type nRestrictedViewEnabled.

    Once entered, the Category and Type details will be automatically populated.

  4. In the Value box, type 2.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Restart the CommCell services.

    When the CommCell services restart, the CV_Restricted_Visibility user group will appear under the Security > CommCell User Groups node.

  8. From the CommCell Browser, go to Security > CommCell User Groups.
  9. Right-click the CV_Restricted_Visibility user group and then click Properties.
  10. In the Users tab, move users that should have the restricted view from the Available Users list to the Member Users list.

    Important: Ensure that you assign a user to at least one other user group (for example, View All user group), otherwise that user will not be able to access the CommCell Console.

After a user is added to the CV_Restricted_Visibility user group, the user has a restricted view of the CommCell Console as shown:

Modifying the Look and Feel

Note: For User Preferences to take effect, the user must log off and log back on to the CommCell Console.

Operation

Procedure

Change the Default Time Zone

To change the time zone:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click User Preferences.
  2. From the Date and Time formats tab, select the time zone to use in the CommCell Console.

Change the Default Date and Time Formats

To change the date and time formats:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click User Preferences.
  2. From the Date and Time formats tab, select the date and time formats to use in the CommCell Console.

Select an Interface Style

To select a CommCell Console windows style:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the View tab.
  2. Select the desired layout.

Change the Default User Preferences Display

To navigate to User Preferences:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click User Preferences.
  2. From the General tab, select Use this browser to open HTML files to open HTML files.
  3. Use the lookup button to select the browser.
  4. Select Display Floating Restore Progress Bar on Submission of Restore Job to view progress bar.
  5. Click OK to save your changes.

Select the Default Windows to Display Upon Login

To select the default CommCell windows to display when you log on:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click User Preferences.
  2. From the General tab, select the appropriate options to save your settings:
    • To keep the last tab opened in the tool bar menu, click Save Ribbon State.
    • To save the table preferences for the tables in the following windows, click the Save Table Preferences option:
      • Admin Job History
      • Backup Job History
      • Event Viewer
      • Job Controller
      • Restore Job History
  3. Click OK to save your changes.

    The CommCell Console will remember the window display preferences used on your next logoff and retain those preferences for your subsequent logon.

Add or Remove Tool Bars

To add or remove toolbars:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the View tab.
  2. Select Tasks or Status Bar to enable/disable the option. A checkmark will appear next to the option when it is enabled.

    When you close the CommCell Console, your preferences are saved.

Change Job Controller Display

To change the default display for the Job Controller window:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click User Preferences.
  2. From the Jobs tab, enter the time in seconds for job retention in the Retention Time (Secs) box.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.

Change Event Viewer Display

To change the default display for the Event Viewer window:

  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click User Preferences.
  2. From the Event Filter tab, select the severity levels that you want to see in the Event Viewer.
  3. Type the maximum number of events to be displayed in the Event Viewer (Default = 200).
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Change Table Views

To change the table views in windows, for example, in the Job Controller window:

  1. From a window in the CommCell Console, right-click any column in the window.

    The available options for the column are displayed.

  2. Select or deselect the parameters you want presented in the window.

    When you close the CommCell Console, your preferences are saved. To save your preferences without closing the CommCell Console, in the bottom right of the console, on the status bar, click the Save User Preferences icon.

Save Table Views

To save the table preferences for the tables in the following windows:

  • Admin Job History
  • Backup Job History
  • Event Viewer
  • Job Controller
  • Restore Job History
  1. On the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Tools tab, and then click User Preferences.
  2. Click Save Table Preferences.
  3. Click OK.

Alerts

An alert can be configured to send e-mail notifications to user groups created from within the CommCell Console as well as external domain user groups. However, individual external domain users will not receive the alert notification e-mail if they have not previously logged on to the CommCell Console. Users (from the user groups created from within the CommCell Console) will receive the alert e-mail notification regardless of their login status.

Reports

A scheduled report can be configured to be sent via e-mail to user groups created from within the CommCell Console as well as external domain user groups. However, individual external domain users will not receive the report via e-mail if they have not previously logged on to the CommCell Console. Users (from the user groups created from within the CommCell Console) will receive the report e-mail regardless of their login status.

Property Sheet Warning

When a user opens a property sheet (dialog box) that is already opened by another user, an overwrite warning appears. The warning includes the name of the other user. If all of the users make changes to the property sheet, only the changes made by the last user are saved.

Last modified: 6/19/2018 2:24:56 PM