A super metric is a mathematical formula that contains a combination of one or more metrics for one or more objects. With super metrics you can assess information more quickly when you are observing fewer metrics.

Where You Configure Super Metrics

Click Administration and in the left pane click Configuration > Super Metrics.

Enhancements to the Super Metric Functions

In the earlier implementation of aggregate functions in super metrics, you had to explicitly specify the Adapter Kind and Resource Kind in the formula.

Old Formula

count(${adaptertype=VMWARE, objecttype=HostSystem,attribute=badge|health, depth=1})

The new implementation of aggregate function provides a way to define a super-metric without explicitly specifying the Resource Kind. You can use "objecttype=*" in the super-metric formula which indicates you to consider all Resource Kinds having the specified attribute.

New Formula

count(${adaptertype=VMWARE, objecttype=*,attribute=badge|health, depth=1})
Note:

The explicit specification of "adaptertype" remains mandatory. However, "*" can be used only to select all Resource Kinds for the given Adapter Kind.

Table 1. Configuration Options for Super Metrics
Option Description
Toolbar Use the toolbar selections to manage super metric options.
  • Add New Super Metric. Starts the Manage Super Metric workspace. See Manage Super Metric Workspace.
  • Edit Selected Super Metric. Starts the Manage Super Metric workspace.
  • Clone Selected Super Metric. Duplicates the super metric. Edit the clone or associate it with a different object type.
  • Delete Selected Super Metric.
  • Export Selected Super Metric. Exports a super metric to use in another vRealize Operations Cloud instance. See Exporting and Importing a Super Metric.
  • Import Super Metric. Imports a super metric to this vRealize Operations Cloud instance. See Exporting and Importing a Super Metric.
Super Metrics list Configured super metrics listed by name and formula description.
Policies Tab Policies in which the super metric attribute is enabled for collection. When enabled in a policy, vRealize Operations Cloud collects super metrics from the objects associated with the policy. See Metrics and Properties Details.
Object Types Tab Object types for the super metric display. vRealize Operations Cloud calculates the super metric for the objects associated with the object type and displays the value with the object type. Use the toolbar selections to add or delete an object type association.