The Health Chart widget displays Health, Risk, Efficiency, or custom metric charts for selected objects. You use the widget to compare the status of similar objects based on the same value.

How the Health Chart Widget and Configuration Options Work

You can add the Health Chart widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to the dashboard users. The information that it displays depends on how the widget is configured.

If the widget is configured to display Health, Risk, or Efficiency, the chart values are based on the generated alerts for the selected alert type for the selected objects.

If the widget is configured to display custom metrics, chart values are based on the metric value for the configured time period.

You edit the Health Chart widget after you add it to the dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom widget with the selected charts.

The charts are based either on Health, Risk, or Efficiency alert status, or you can base them on a selected metric. You can include a single object, multiple objects, or all objects of a selected type.

To view the value of the object at a particular time, hover your mouse over the chart. A date range and metric value tool tip appear.

Where You Find the Health Chart Widget

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the menu, click Dashboards to see your configured dashboards.

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.

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.

Health Chart Widget Toolbar Options

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

Option Description
Date Controls

Use the date selector to limit the data that appears in each chart to the time period you are examining.

Select Dashboard Time to enable the dashboard time panel. The option chosen in the dashboard time panel is effective. The default time is 6 hours.

Dashboard Time is the default option.

Health Chart Widget Graph Selector Options

The graph selector options determine how individual data appears in the graph.

Option Description
Close

Deletes the chart.

Save a snapshot

Creates a PNG file of the current chart. The image is the size that appears on you screen.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Save a full screen snapshot

Downloads the current graph image as a full-page PNG file, which you can display or save.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Download comma-separated data

Creates a CSV file that includes the data in the current chart.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Units Select the units in which the widget displays data. This option is visible when you select a custom source of data in the widget configuration.

Health Chart Configuration Options

On the title bar of the widget, click the Edit Widget icon to configure the widget.

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 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.

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.
Order By

Determines how the object charts appear in the widget.

You can order them based on value or name, and in ascending or descending order.

Chart Height Controls the height of all charts. Choose from three possible choices - Small, Medium, Large. Default is Medium.
Pagination number

Number of charts that appears on a page.

If you prefer scrolling through the charts, select a higher number. If you prefer to page through the results, select a lower number.

Auto Select First Row

Determines whether to start with the first row of data.

Metric

Determines the source of the data.

  • Health, Risk, or Efficiency. The displayed charts are based on one of these alert badges.
  • Custom. The displayed charts are based on the selected metric and use either alert symptom state colors or the selected custom color. You can select a unit for the custom metric from the drop-down menu or choose to allow the widget to automatically pic a unit.

    If you apply custom colors, type the value in each box that is the highest or lowest value that should be that color. You can select a unit for the metric.

Metric Unit Select a unit for the custom metric.
Show

Select one or more of the following items to display in the widget:

  • Select Object Name to display the name of the object in the widget.
  • Select Metric Name to display the name of the metric in the widget.
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 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.