VMware Aria Operations provides several types of views. Each type of view helps you to interpret metrics, properties, policies of various monitored objects including alerts, symptoms, and so on, from a different perspective. Views also show information that the adapters in your environment provide.

You can configure VMware Aria Operations views to show transformation, forecast, and trend calculations.

  • The transformation type determines how the values are aggregated.
  • The trend option shows how the values tend to change, based on the historical, raw data. The trend calculations depend on the transformation type and roll up interval.
  • The forecast option shows what the future values can be, based on the trend calculations of the historical data.

You can use VMware Aria Operations views in different areas of VMware Aria Operations.

  • To manage all views, from the left menu, click Visualize > Views. From the Views panel, click Manage.
  • To see the data that a view provides for a specific object, navigate to that object, click the Details tab, and click Views.
  • To see the data that a view provides in your dashboard, add the View widget to the dashboard. For more information, see View Widget.
Table 1. Options from the Views panel
Options Description
Manage You can manage views by clicking Visualize > Views. From the Views panel, click Manage.
Create Use this option to create a view. See Create and Configure a View.
Search You can search for a view across the Recents and All folders in the Views panel.
Recent The views are listed in the order in which you select them, with the most recent view that you selected, appearing at the top. Up to ten views can be displayed as Recent views.

If you do not pin the view and log out of the user interface, on logging back in, the view is removed from the Recents folder

All Lists the views based on their type. You can use this menu for quick navigation through your views. When you navigate to a view using the Visualize > Views option, the views are listed in the left pane of the Views panel under All. You can also search for views using keywords and letters.

Views and Reports Ownership

The default owner of all predefined views and templates is System. If you edit them, you become the owner. If you want to keep the original predefined view or template, you have to clone it. After you clone it, you become the owner of the clone.

The last user who edited a view, template, or schedule is the owner. For example, if you create a view you are listed as its owner. If another user edits your view, that user becomes the owner listed in the Owner column.

The user who imports the view or template is its owner, even if the view is initially created by someone else. For example, User 1 creates a template and exports it. User 2 imports it in back, the owner of the template becomes User 2.

The user who generated the report is its owner, regardless of who owns the template. If a report is generated from a schedule, the user who created the schedule is the owner of the generated report. For example, if User 1 creates a template and User 2 creates a schedule for this template, the generated report owner is User 2.