Creating an Analyst

Analyst documents can be created as required through the Windows Client by using the following procedure.

Open the Analyst properties dialog box by using one of the following methods:

  • From the Menu Bar select File>New>Analyst.

  • If visible, click the  icon on the Toolbar, select Analyst then click OK.

  • Right-click on a folder in the Document Navigator where this document is to be saved and then select New>Analyst.

  • Press Ctrl + N, select Analyst from the list and click OK.

The various tabs on the properties dialog box are used to enter the information required to create the Analyst document.

General Tab
In the Name field enter a name for this Analyst document. The name for each Analyst must be unique and can be up to 18 characters long. . The Name field is mandatory and must be completed before the document can be saved. The Description and User Notes fields are optional and can be used to include any additional information.

Analyst Rules Tab
Enter the name of the Analyst and the Analyst rule and then enter the actual syntax for the rule in the text box. See Writing Analyst Rules for further details.

Nodes to Run On Tab
From the Available Nodes list select the nodes that this Analyst is to run on. This is done by either double-clicking on a required node name to add it to the Selected Nodes list, or by highlighting the node name and then selecting the Add button.

Note that these are the nodes where the Analyst service will run, NOT the nodes that will be monitored for the condition.

When complete, select the OK button to save the Analyst document.

An Analyst can also be created by copying an existing Analyst document that has similar properties and saving it with a new name. Any necessary changes can then be made to the copy in order to create the required Analyst functionality. Using a copied document will ensure that the original document is retained and that the changed document will not be overwritten by any future upgrades.
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