8.3 Creating Configurations

To create a configuration, you need to specify the following:

  • Name of the configuration.

  • Configuration storage type to indicate the type of database being used for Configuring the Database for Configuration Storage where the configuration will be stored. The default is an Object ODB database which is embedded and installed with Operations Center.

  • Parameters for Configuration Storage, which varies depending on the storage type. If you are using the embedded Object ODB database, specify only the file name of that database.

Obtain the above information before continuing.

To create a configuration:

  1. In the Configuration Explorer, do one of the following:

    • In the left pane, click Configurations to update the right pane:

      Configuration Explorer Window

      Click Create Configuration.

    • Click File, then select New Configuration.

    The Create Configuration Storage Definition dialog box opens.

    Create Configuration Storage Definition Dialog Box
  2. Enter the name for the new configuration in the Name field.

  3. Select a storage type from the Configuration Storage Type list.

    The remaining fields update and vary by storage type (Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and so on).

    If configuring a cluster environment, see Configuring Operations Center for Clustering in Operations Center 5.6 Server Installation Guide.

  4. Click OK.