The Environment Status widget displays the statistics for the overall monitored environment.

Environment Status widget

How the Environment Status Widget and Configuration Options Work

You customize the output of the widget by choosing a category such as Objects, Metrics, Applications, Alerts, Analytics, and Users. You can filter the data by using the tags tree from Select which tags to filter in the configuration window.

You edit an environment status widget after you add it to a dashboard. To configure the widget, click the pencil at the right corner of the widget window. You must select at least one type of information from OBJECTS, METRICS, APPLICATIONS, ALERTS, ANALYTICS, USERS categories for the widget to display. By default, the widget displays statistics information about all objects in the inventory. You can use the Select which tags to filter option to filter the information. The widget can interact with other widgets in the dashboard, taking data from them and displaying statistics . For example, you can have a Object List widget , which is the source of the data and an Environment Status widget, which is the destination. If you select objects and perform a multiselection interaction from the Object List widget, the Environment Status widget results are updated based on the selections you made in the Object List.

Where You Find the Environment Status 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.

Environment Status 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.

The Input Transformation section provides options to transform the input for the widget.

The Output Data section provides options to select object types on which you are basing the widget data.

The Output Filter section provides options to restrict the widget data based on the selected filter criteria.

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.

The widget is also updated when it is in interaction mode. For example, when an item is selected in the provider widget, the content of the Environment Status widgets is refreshed.

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
Objects
Select objects on which you want to base the widget data.
  1. Click the Add New Objects icon and select objects in the pop-up window. The selected objects appear in a list in this section.

    While selecting objects, you can use the Filter text box to search for objects. You can also expand the Tag Filter pane on the left hand side to select one or more object tag values. A list of objects with the selected tag values appears.. If you select more than one value for the same tag, you can choose objects that have any of the tags applied. If you select more than one value for different tags, you can choose only the objects that have all the tags applied.

  2. Optionally, select objects from the list and click the Remove Selected Objects icon to remove the selected objects.

    Click the Select All icon to select all the objects in the list.

    Click the Clear Selection icon to clear your selection of objects in the list.

All

If you select this option, the widget data is based on all the objects in your environment. The following sections provide options to refine the objects for the widget data.

Input Transformation
Relationship

Transform the input for the widget based on the relationship of the objects. For example, if you select the Children check box and a Depth of 1, the child objects are the transformed inputs for the widget.

Output Data
Objects The widget shows summarized information about the objects in your environment. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of resources. For example, if you select Adapter Types > Container from Select which tag to filter and click Objects and Objects Collecting , the widget displays the number of containers and collecting containers.
Metrics The widget shows summarized information about available metrics. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of metrics.
Applications The widget shows summarized information about available applications. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of applications.
Alerts The widget shows summarized information about alerts in your environment. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of alerts.
Analytics The widget shows summarized information about the analytics plug-ins. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of analytics.
Users The widget shows the number of users defined in vRealize Operations Cloud. Select Administration > Access Control > User Accounts.
Output Filter

Basic

Pick tags to refine the widget data. The widget data is based on the objects that have the picked tags applied. If you pick more than one value for the same tag, the widget includes objects that have any of the tags applied. If you pick more than one value for different tags, the widget includes only the objects that have all the tags applied.

If the objects have an input transformation applied, you select tag values for the transformed objects.

Advanced

Refine the widget data further based on the filter criteria for object types. The widget data is based on the objects for the filtered object types.

If the objects have a tag filter applied in the Basic subsection, you define filter criteria for the object types of the objects with tag filter applied. If the objects with tag filter applied do not belong to any of the object types in this filter criteria, the widget skips this filter and includes all the objects with tag filter applied.

If the objects have an input transformation applied, you define filter criteria for the object types of the transformed objects.

  1. In the first drop-down menu, select an object type.
  2. In the second drop-down menu, select the option based on which you want to define the filter criteria. For example, if you select Metrics for the Datacenter object type, you can define a filter criteria based on the value of a specific metric for data centers.
  3. In the drop-down menus and text boxes that appear, select or enter values to filter the objects.
  4. To add more filter criteria, click Add.
  5. To add another filter criteria set, click Add another criteria set.