Dashboards present a visual overview of the performance and state of objects in your virtual infrastructure. You use dashboards to determine the nature and timeframe of existing and potential issues with your environment. You create dashboards by adding widgets to a dashboard and configuring them.

vRealize Operations Cloud collects performance data from monitored software and hardware resources in your enterprise and provides predictive analysis and real-time information about problems. The data and analysis are presented through alerts, in configurable dashboards, on predefined pages, and in several predefined dashboards.

  • You can start with several predefined dashboards in vRealize Operations Cloud.
  • You can create extra ones that meet your specific needs using widgets, views, badges, and filters to change the focus of the information.
  • You can clone and edit the predefined dashboards or start from scratch.
  • To display data that shows dependencies, you can add widget interactions in dashboards.
  • You can provide role-based access to various dashboards for better collaboration in teams.
Table 1. Menu Options
Menu Description
Dashboards Lists the dashboard groups and the dashboards that are enabled. You can use this menu for a quick navigation through your dashboards. When you navigate to a dashboard using the Dashboards option, the dashboards are listed in the left pane of the Dashboards page. The dashboards are listed in the order in which they are selected, with the most recent dashboard selected, appearing at the top. You can reorder the dashboards on the left pane of the Dashboards page using drag and drop.
Shared If the dashboard has been shared, the shared icon is displayed against the dashboard name.
Actions Available dashboard actions, such as edit, delete, remove dashboard from the menu, set as dashboard landing page, and set as the Home landing page. These actions are applied directly to the dashboard that you are on.

To remove the dashboard as the Home landing page, from the dashboard that has been set as the Home landing page, select Actions > Reset from Home landing page.

To remove the dashboard as the dashboard landing page, from the dashboard that has been set as the landing page, select Actions > Reset from Dashboards landing page.

You can also create a dashboard and navigate to Manage Dashboards page from the Dashboards drop-down menu in the left pane.

Dashboard Time The dashboard time panel is enabled by default on all predefined and user-created dashboards. Using this option, you can select a time for the widgets in the dashboard. The default time is 6 hours. The pre-defined time/day options in the panel are 1 hour, 6 hours, 24 hours, or 7 days. You can also set a customized time option.

To enable widgets to use the dashboard time, select Date Controls/Time Range > Dashboard Time from the widget toolbar. Some widgets have Dashboard Time as the default option. For example, Metric Chart, View, Rolling View, Sparkline, Health Chart, and Mashup Chart widgets.

Dashboard time persists if:
  • You enable a widget in a dashboard to use the dashboard time and then log out and log back in, or
  • You enable a widget in a dashboard to use the dashboard time, and you export and then import the dashboard into another instance of vRealize Operations Cloud.