The Anomaly Breakdown widget shows the likely root causes for symptoms for a selected resource.

How the Anomaly Breakdown Widget and Configuration Options Work

You can add the Anomaly Breakdown widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Anomaly Breakdown 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.

Anomaly Breakdown Widget Display Options

The Anomaly Breakdown widget displays scores, volume, and a list of anomaly metrics.

Option Description
Score Anomaly value.
Volume vRealize Operations Cloud full set metric count for the selected object in the specified time range.
Anomaly Metrics List List of alarms for the selected object in the specified time range.

Anomaly Breakdown Widget Toolbar Options

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

Option Description
Show Bar Details If the widget is displaying data for multiple objects, you can select a row and click this button to view the list of alarms for the selected object.
Perform Multiple 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.

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

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.

Display a single object or multiple objects.


Select the number of objects to display in multiple objects mode.

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.

Output Filter


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.