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Managing the Display of Group Status

The status of any particular group is determined by the status of the members of the group. There are three methods for determining the status displayed for a selected group of monitored objects:

Note: For more information about object states in SolarWinds, see Status Icons and Identifiers.

Show Best Status is most useful for displaying groups that are defined as collections of redundant or backup devices. The following table indicates how the Show Best Status option operates:

Note: Compare Group Status results under the Show Best Status option with results for the same groups of objects under the Show Worst Status option.

Object States

Group Status

(Up, Warning, Down)

(Up)

(Warning, Up)

(Up)

(Warning, Down, Unknown)

(Warning)

Show Worst Status ensures that the worst status in a group of objects is displayed for the whole group. The following table indicates how the Show Worst Status option operates:

Object States

Group Status

(Up, Warning, Down)

(Down)

(Warning, Down)

(Warning)

(Warning, Down, Unknown)

(Down)

Mixed Status shows Warning ensures that the status of a group displays the worst warning-type state in the group. If there are no warning-type states, but the group contains a mix of up and down states, then a Mixed Availability () warning status is displayed for the whole group. The following table indicates how the Mixed Status shows Warning option operates:

Object States

Group Status

(Critical)

(Critical)

(Mixed Availability)

The following procedure configures the method used to determine group status.

To configure the method used to determine the status of a selected group:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > SolarWinds Web Console.
  2. Settings in the top right of the web console, and then click Manage Groups in the Node & Group Management grouping of the SolarWinds Website Administration page.
  3. Check the group you want to edit, and then click Edit Properties.
  4. Expand Advanced, and then select a Status rollup mode, as follows:
  1. To roll up the worst status of the group members, select Show Worst Status.
  2. To roll up the best status of the group members, select Show Best Status.
  3. To display a warning status if the group members have a mixture of different statuses, select Mixed Status shows warning.
  1. Click Submit.