The All Metrics tab provides a relationship graph and metric charts. The relationship graph helps you evaluate objects in the context of their place in your environment topology. Metric charts are based on the metrics for the active map object that you think can help you identify the cause of a problem.

How All Metrics Works

You can double-click any object in the graph and view the specific parent-child objects for the focus object. If you point to an object icon, you can see the health, risk, and efficiency details. You can also click the Alerts link for the number of generated alerts. Click the purple icon to view the child relationships of the object. If you double-click an object icon, the selected object becomes the focus of the map. The graph is updated for the selected object, and the metrics list shows only the metrics for the selected object.

Using the metrics list, you create charts based on metrics that you think can help you investigate problems. You customize the charts to evaluate the data in detail. To save the configured charts, you create a dashboard using the toolbar option.

Where available, the metrics list also displays pre-defined groups of metrics that contain the most relevant metrics for the selected object. You can edit these groups, and create your own customized groups of metrics by dragging and dropping metrics and properties from the All Metrics and All Properties lists.

Where You Find All Metrics

  • From the left menu, click Environment, then select a group, custom data center, application, or inventory object.
  • Alternatively, click Environment, then use the hierarchies in the left pane to locate the objects that you want.

Edit Metric State

The edit metric state option allows you activate, deactivate, or inherit metric state, DT state and KPI state. You can use the All Filter option to search and edit the metrics based on the following criteria.
  • Name
  • State
  • Instanced State
  • DT State
  • KPI State
  • Show Only Supermetrics
  • Local Changes
  • Unsaved Changes

All Metrics Options

The options include the graph toolbar, the metric selector options, the metric charts toolbar, and the toolbar on each chart.

Table 1. Relationship Map
Option Description
Reset to initial object

Returns the map to original object if you double-clicked on an icon to examine another object.

Vertical/Horizontal Displays a vertical or horizontal view of the graph or tree view.
Hide Text/Show Text Hides or displays the object names.
Standard View/Fit View The Standard View option fixes the view to a specific zoom level.

The Fit View option adjusts the graph or tree view to fit the screen.

Group Items/Ungroup Items Groups by objects types. You can view further details by double-clicking on the object. You can also choose to display the graph or tree view without grouping the object types.
Path Exploration Displays the relative relationship path between two selected objects on the graph or tree view. To highlight the path, click the Path Exploration icon and then select the two objects from the graph or tree view.

The chart options are used to limit the metric list.

Table 2. Metric Chart Selector
Option Description
Show collecting metrics

Updates the list to display only the currently collected metrics for the object.

Show previewable super metrics
Updates the list to display super metrics for the object.
Note: The super metrics only appear if the super metric is associated with the object, see Create a Super Metric topic in VMware Aria Operations Configuration Guide. .
Actions Click the Actions icon to configure metric groups. Verify that you hold the PowerUser or administrator role.
  • Add Group. To add metrics or properties to the group, expand any of the metric groups, and drag one or more metrics to the group.
  • Remove Group(s). To remove one or more groups.
  • Rename Group. To enter a new name for the group.
  • Remove Metric(s) from Group(s). To remove one or more metrics or properties from one or more groups, hold down the Ctrl key, and select the metrics or properties that you want to remove.

Use a word search to limit the number of items that appear in the list.

Time Range

Filters the metrics to show only the ones that have received data in the selected time range.

Metric list

Double-click a metric to populate the chart window. To populate the chart window with a separate chart for each of the metrics in the group, double-click a metric group.

To visualize the specific metric data over time, and compare the results for different metrics, select different combinations of options.

Table 3. Metric Chart Toolbar
Option Description
Split Charts

Displays each metric in a separate chart.

Stacked Chart

Consolidates all charts into one chart. This chart is useful for seeing how the total or sum of the metric values vary over time. To view the stacked chart, ensure that the split chart option is turned off.

Y Axis

Shows or hides the Y-axis scale.

Metric Chart

Shows or hides the line that connects the data points on the chart.

Trend Line

Shows or hides the line and data points that represents the metric trend. The trend line filters out metric noise along the timeline by plotting each data point relative to the average of its adjoining data points.

Dynamic Thresholds

Shows or hides the calculated dynamic threshold values for a 24-hour period.

Show Entire Period Dynamic Thresholds

Shows or hides dynamic thresholds for the entire time period of the graph.


Shows or hides anomalies. Time periods when the metric violates a threshold are shaded. Anomalies are generated when a metric crosses a dynamic or static threshold, either above or below.

Show Data Point Tips

Shows or hides the data point tooltips when you hover the mouse over a data point in the chart.

Zoom All Charts

Resizes all the charts that are open in the chart pane based on the area captured when you use the range selector.

You can switch between this option and Zoom the View.

Zoom the View

Resizes the current chart when you use the range selector.


When you are in zoom mode, allows you to drag the enlarged section of the chart so that you can view higher or lower, earlier or later values for the metric.

Show Data Values

Activates the data point tooltips if you switched to a zoom or pan option. Show Data Point Tips must be activated.

Refresh Charts

Reloads the charts with current data.

Date Controls

Opens the date selector.

Use the date selector to limit the data that appears in each chart to the time period you are examining.

Generate Dashboard

Saves the current charts as a dashboard.

Remove All

Removes all the charts from the chart pane, allowing to you begin constructing a new set of charts.

Manage individual charts with the toolbar options.

Table 4. Individual Metric Charts Toolbar
Option Description

If an adapter includes the ability to link to another application for information about the object, click the button to access a link to the application.


Runs metric correlation using the following options:

Self-Metrics: Runs metric correlation on all metrics for the selected object, to find metrics of similar, or opposite behavioral change for the same time period. The instanced metrics are not assessed in the self-metrics correlation method.

Peers: Runs metric correlation on the same metrics for all peer objects, to find the same metrics with behavioral changes within peer objects. Peer objects are the direct child objects of the parent for the selected objects. The child objects have the same object type.
Note: The correlation results only appears if there are at least 11 data points and the time range is within the three months period to run the metric correlation.

Scope: Runs metric correlation on all metrics for the selected object with the selected scope, to find metrics of similar, or opposite behavioral change for the same time period. The instanced metrics are not assessed in the scope correlation method.

After you run the correlation, the results are displayed in the Correlation window. By default, only the first 10 results for correlated metrics are displayed. To view the full list, click Show More.

You can zoom in to view the correlated metrics and also pin them so that they appear in the preview section of the All Metrics tab.

Note: During the correlation process, some metrics are left out. For example, the badge and VMware Aria Operations generated metrics. By default, the instanced metrics are omitted, except those in the Aggregate of all instances group.
Save a Snapshot

Creates a PNG file of the current chart. The image is the size that appears on your screen.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Save a Full Screen Snapshot

Downloads the current graph image as a full-page PNG file, which you can display or save.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Create an Alert Definition Allows you to create an alert for an object type or metric in a quick and easier way. For details, see Create a Simple Alert Definition section in VMware Aria Operations Configuration Guide. .
Download comma-separated data

Creates a CSV file that includes the data in the current chart.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Scales You can choose a scale for a stacked chart.
  • Select Linear to view a chart in which the Y-axis scale increases in a linear manner. For example, the Y-axis can have ranges from 0 to 100, 100 to 200, 200 to 300, and so on.
  • Select Logarithmic to view a chart in which the Y-axis scale increases in a logarithmic manner. For example, the Y axis can have ranges from 10 to 20, 20 to 300, 300 to 4000, and so on. This scale gives a better visibility of minimum and maximum values in the chart when you have a large range of metric values.
    Note: If you select a logarithmic scale, the chart does not display data points for metric values less than or equal to 0, which leads to gaps in the graph.
  • Select Combined to view overlapping graphs for the metrics. The chart uses individual scales for each graph instead of using a relative scale, and displays a combined view of the graphs.
  • Select Combined by Unit to view a chart that groups the graphs for similar metric units together. The chart uses a common scale for the combined graphs.
Move Down

Moves the chart down one position.

Move Up

Moves the chart up one position.


Deletes the chart.

Vertical resize Resizes the height of a graph in the chart.
Remove icon next to each metric name in a stacked chart Removes the graph for the metric from the chart.