You can add a widget to an existing dashboard in VMware Aria Operations for Logs (SaaS). Each widget is associated with a query or one or more alerts.


Verify that you have the permission to modify the dashboard. For more information about dashboard types and permissions, see Working with Dashboards.


  • To add a widget based on a new query:
    1. Expand the main menu and click Explore Logs.
    2. Enter a query and click the Search button to view the results.
      Select a time period and use filters for more specific query results. For more information, see Searching for Logs.
    3. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the three dots icon and select Add to Dashboard.
    4. In the Add Widget to Dashboard pop-up window, enter the name, type, and description for the widget to add to the dashboard. This widget is based on the query that you entered in the Explore Logs page.
    5. Under the widget details, click Private Dashboard or Shared Dashboard, based on the type of dashboard you are adding the widget to.
    6. Select a dashboard from the Choose Dashboard drop-down menu and click Add.
  • To add a widget based on a saved query or an alert:
    1. Expand the main menu and click Dashboards.
    2. Click the name of a dashboard. You can search for a dashboard by entering keywords in the search text box or by using the sort, list, or filter functionalities.
    3. In the upper-right corner, click the three dots icon and click Edit.
    4. Drag a query or alert from the left pane to the dashboard. Each alert or query that you drag corresponds to a widget, and the widget name and description are copied accordingly.
      Tip: Alternatively, you can add a widget based on multiple alerts in Alerts > Alert Definitions. Select one or more alerts and click Actions > Add to Dashboard. Enter the details in the pop-up window, similar to the details for adding a widget based on a new query. Click Add.
    5. Click Save.


The widget appears when you open the associated dashboard from the Dashboards page.