The Alert Volume widget is a trend report for the last seven days of alerts generated for the objects it is configured to monitor in vRealize Operations Cloud. You can create one or more alert volume widgets for objects that you add to your dashboards. The alert volume provides you with a customized trend report on objects that helps you identify changes in alert volume, indicating a problem in your environment.

How the Alert Volume Widget and Configuration Options Work

You can add the Alert Volume widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to different dashboard users. The data that appears in the widget is based on the configured options for each widget instance. The changes you make to the options create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Alert Volume 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.

Alert Volume Widget Display Options

The Alert Volume widget displays a trend chart, symptoms by criticality, and active alerts.

Option Description
Trend chart

Volume of critical, immediate, and warning symptoms for the configured objects.

Symptoms by criticality

Number of symptoms for each criticality level.

Active Alerts

Number of active alerts. Alerts can have more than one triggering symptom.

Alert Volume 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
Title

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

Configuration
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.
Input Data
Object

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.