The View widget provides the vRealize Operations Cloud view functionality into your dashboard.
How the View Widget and Configuration Options Work
A view presents collected information for an object in a certain way depending on the view type. Each type of view helps you to interpret metrics, supermetrics, properties, alerts, policies, and data from a different perspective.
You can add the View widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to the dashboard users. List views can send interactions to other widgets.
Where You Find the View Widget
The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the menu, click Dashboards to see your configured dashboards.
To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, in the menu, click Dashboards. Click to add or edit a dashboard. Toggle between the Views and Widgets option to view and add a widget to the dashboard. The widgets list panel displays a list of all the predefined widgets. Drag a widget to the dashboard workspace in the upper panel.
You can export the view as a CSV file for any view type.
View Widget Toolbar Options
The View widget toolbar depends on the displayed view type.
|Export as CSV||You can export the view as a CSV file for any view type.|
|Open in External Application||Ability to link to another application for information about the object. For example, you have a List view with VMs. You can select any VM and select Open in External Application to open the VM in vSphere Web Client.|
|Time Settings|| Use the time settings to select the time interval of data transformation. These options are available for all view types, except Image.
|Items per page||You can set the number of results that appear in the widget. Available for List view only.|
|Roll up interval||The time interval at which the data is rolled up.|
|Actions||An action on the selected object. Depends on the object type.|
|Filter||Limits the list to objects for a specific host, data center, and so on. You can drill-down in the hierarchical level. Available for List, Trend, and Distribution types of Views.|
|Filter by name||Limits the list to objects of a specific name. Available for List view only.|
View Widget Configuration Options
On the title bar of the widget, click the Edit Widget icon to configure the widget.
The configuration options are grouped into one or more sections. You can select the objects on which you want to base the widget data and refine the objects in the following sections. Each section filters the objects further and pushes the filtered objects to the next section. The widget data is based on the objects that are the output of the last section.
The Configuration section provides general configuration options for the widget.
The Input Data section provides options to specify input for the widget.
The Output Data section provides options to select object types on which you are basing the widget data.
Enter a custom title that identifies this widget from other instances that are based on the same widget template.
Enable or disable the automatic refreshing of the data in this widget.
If not enabled, the widget is updated only when the dashboard is opened or when you click the Refresh button on the widget in the dashboard.
If you enable the Refresh Content option, specify how often to refresh the data in this widget.
Indicates whether the objects for which data appears in the widget are defined in the widget or provided by another widget.
|Inventory trees||Select an existing predefined traversal spec to pick an object for the widget data.|
|Object||In self provider mode, click the Add Object icon to select an object from the object list. The object list is displayed based on the inventory tree selection. You can also search for the object in this text box.|
A list of defined views available for the selected object is displayed.
You can create, edit, delete, clone, export, and import views directly from the View widget configuration options.
For more information, see Views.
|Auto Select First Row||Determines whether to start with the first row of data for list type views.|
|Show||Select one or more of the following items to display in the widget: