The Views tab is divided into two panels. The bottom panel updates, depending on what you select on the top panel.

In the top panel you can create, edit, delete, clone, export, and import views. The views list depends on the object you select from the environment. Each view is associated with an object. For example, the predefined VM inventory - Memory list view is available when you select a host.

You can limit the views list by adding a filter from the right side of the panel. Each of the provided filter groups limits the list by the word you type.

The All Filters option helps you to list views according to the following criteria:
  • Name
  • Type
  • Description
  • Subject
  • Owner

For example, if you select Description and type my view, the listed views are all views that are applicable for the selected object and contain my view in the description.

Table 1. Views List Table Columns
Column Description
Name Name of the view.
Type Type of the view. A view type is the way the collected information for the object is presented.
Description Description of the view as it is defined when the view is created.
Subject Object type with which a view is associated.
Owner Owner of the view is the user, who created it or edited it for the last time.

In the bottom panel of the Views tab, you can see the data of the object, calculated by a selected view from the top panel. Say, for example, the selected object is a host and you select Virtual Machine Configuration Summary List View. The result is a list of all the virtual machines on that host, and their data calculated by the view.

For Trend views, you can select a parent object and see the data of the associated child objects and metrics in the bottom panel of the Views tab.

For Distribution views, you can click on a section of the pie chart or on one of the bars in the bar chart to view the list of objects filtered by the selected segment, in the bottom panel of the Views tab.

Where You Find the Details View Tab

  • From the left menu, click Environment, then select a group, custom data center, application, or inventory object. Click the Details tab, then select the Views button.
  • Alternatively, click Environment, then use the hierarchies in the left pane to locate quickly the object you want.