The Container Overview widget gives a graphical presentation of the health, risk, and efficiency of an object or list of objects in the environment.

Container Overview widget

How the Container Overview Widget and Configuration Options Work

The Container Overview widget displays the current status, the status for a previous time period of the health, risk, and the efficiency of an object or list of objects. You can configure the widget to display information for one or more objects that you are interested in when you select the Object mode during configuration of the widget. The widget displays information for all objects from an object type or types when you select the Object Type mode during configuration of the widget. You can open the object detailed page of each object in the data grid when you click the object.

You edit a container overview widget after you add it to a dashboard. You can configure the widget to display information about an object or to display information about all objects from an object type by using the Object or Object Type mode. The configuration options change depending on your selection of mode.

Where You Find the Container Overview 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.

Container Overview Widget Toolbar Options

On the title bar of the widget, click the Show Toolbar icon to access the toolbar options.

The toolbar contains icons that you can use to get more information about other widgets or dashboards.

Option Description
Perform Multi-Select Interaction

If the widget is a provider for another widget on the dashboard, you can select multiple rows and click this button. The receiving widget then displays only the data related to the selected interaction items.

Use Ctrl+click for Windows, or Cmd+click for Mac OS X, to select multiple individual objects or Shift+click to select a range of objects, and click the icon to enable the interaction.

Filter You can filter the objects in the data grid.
Dashboard Navigation

You can explore information from another dashboard.

Note: This toolbar icon exists when you configure the widget to interact with a widget from another dashboard. Use Dashboard Navigation menu during dashboard configuration to configure the widgets to interact.

When you select an object from an object data grid and click the toolbar icon, it takes you to a related dashboard. For example, you can configure the widget to send information to a Topology Graph widget that is on another dashboard, for example dashboard 1. When you select a VM from the data grid, click Perform Multi-Select Interaction , click Dashboard Navigation and select Navigate > dashboard 1. It takes you to dashboard 1, where you can observe selected VM and objects related to it.

Container Overview Widget Data Grid Options

The data grid provides information on which you can sort and search.

Option Description
Name Name of the object
Health

Shows information about the health parameter.

Status displays the badge of the current health status of an object. You can check the status in a tool tip when you point to the badge.

Last 24 Hours displays the statistic of health parameter for last 24 hours.

Risk

Shows information about the risk parameter.

Status displays the badge of the current risk status of an object. You can check the status in a tool tip when you point to the badge.

Last Week displays the statistics of the health parameter for the last week.

Efficiency

Shows information about the efficiency parameter.

Status displays the badge of the current efficiency status of an object. You can check the status in a tool tip when you point to the badge.

Last Week displays statistic of the efficiency parameter for the last week.

Container Overview 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
Mode

Use Object to select an object from the environment to observe.

Use Object Type to select the type of the objects to observe.

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
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.

Object Type
Select an object type in your environment on which you want to base the widget data.
  1. Click the Add Object Type icon to search for and add an object type.

    When you search for object types, you can filter the types in the list by selecting a type from the Adapter Type drop-down menu or by using the Filter text box.

  2. Optionally, select the object type from the list and click the Delete Object Type icon to remove the selected object type.