The Scoreboard Health widget displays color-coded health, risk, efficiency, and custom metrics scores for objects that you select.

How the Scoreboard Health Widget and Configuration Options Work

The icons for each object are color coded to give a quick indication of the state of the object. You can configure the widget to display the scores of common or specific metrics of the object. You can use the symptom state color code or you can define your criteria to color the images. If you configure the widget to show the metric for objects that do not have this metric, those objects have blue icons.

You can double-click an object icon to show the Object Detail page for the object. When you point to the icon, a tool tip shows the name of the object and the name of the metric.

You edit a Scoreboard Health widget after you add it to a dashboard. To configure the widget, click the pencil at the upper-right corner of the widget window. The widget can display metrics of the objects that you select when you edit the widget, or that you select on another widget. For example, you can configure the widget to show the CPU workload of an object that you select on the Topology Graph widget. To set a source widget that is on the same dashboard, you must use the Widget Interactions menu when you edit a dashboard. To set a source widget that is on another dashboard, you must use the Dashboard Navigation menu when you edit the source dashboard.

Where You Find the Scoreboard Health 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.

Scoreboard Health Widget 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 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 Input Data section provides options to specify input for the widget. This section appears when the widget is in self provider mode.

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.
Image Type Select an image type for the metrics.
Metric Select the default or custom metric.
Pick Metric Active only when you select Custom from the Metric menu.

Use to select a custom metric for the objects that the widget displays. Click Pick Metric and select an object type from the Object Type pane.

Use the Metric Picker pane to select a metric from the metric tree and click Select Object to check the objects from the type that you select on the Object Types pane.

Use Symptom state to color chart Select to use the default criteria to color the image.
Custom ranges Use to define custom criteria to color the image. You can define a range for each color.
Input Data
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.