The Current Policy widget displays the active operational policy that is assigned to your object or object group. vRealize Operations Cloud uses the assigned policy to analyze your objects, control the data that is collected from those objects, generate alerts when problems occur, and display the results in the dashboards.

How the Current Policy Widget and Configuration Options Work

You add the Current Policy widget to a dashboard so that you can quickly see which operational policy is applied to an object or object group. To add the widget to a dashboard, you must have access permissions associated with the roles assigned to your user account.

The configuration changes that you make to the widget creates a custom instance of the widget that you use in your dashboard to identify the current policy assigned to an object or object group. When you select an object on the dashboard, the policy applied to the object appears in the Current Policy widget, with an embedded link to the policy details. To display the inherited and local settings for the applied policy, click the link.

Where You Find the Current Policy 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 Actions > Create Dashboard/Edit Dashboard 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.

Current Policy 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. This section appears when the widget is in self provider mode.

Option Description


Enter a custom title that identifies this widget from other instances that are based on the same widget template.


Refresh Content

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.

Refresh Interval

If you enable the Refresh Content option, specify how often to refresh the data in this widget.

Self Provider

Indicates whether the objects for which data appears in the widget are defined in the widget or provided by another widget.
  • On. You define the objects for which data appears in the widget.
  • Off. You configure other widgets to provide the objects to the widget using the dashboard widget interactions options.

For example, to view the policy applied to each object that you select in the Object List widget, select Off for Self Provider.

Input Data


Search for objects in your environment and select the object on which you are basing the widget data. You can also click the Add Object icon and select an object from the object list. You can use the Filter text box to refine the object list and the Tag Filter pane to select an object based on tag values.