The Summary tab provides an overview of the state of the selected object, group, or application. Use this tab to evaluate the impact that alerts are having on the object and use the information to begin troubleshooting problems.

How the Summary Tab Works

Based on the object selected, the following summary tabs are displayed:

Where to Find the Summary Tab

  • In the menu, click Environment, then select a group, custom data center, application, or inventory object.
  • You can also click Administration> Inventory > Select an Object from the List > click Show Detail.
  • In the menu, select Alerts to display the All Alerts screen. Click an alert to display the alert details on the right. Then click View Additional Metrics to see more information about the alert and the object that triggered the alert. Click the Summary tab.

Understanding the Summary Tab

Table 1. Summary Tab Options
Option Description
Troubleshoot Start the Troubleshooting Workbench with the current object in context.
Object Summary

This widget displays the details of the selected object. It also displays the number of resources associated with the selected object.

Active Alerts
This widget provides a visual indicator of the alert status for the following alert types.
  • Health alerts that usually require immediate attention.
  • Risk alerts indicating that you must look into any problems shortly.
  • Efficiency alerts indicating that you can reclaim resources.

To see the alerts for the object, click the labels of the alert.

Consumer Gives the number of active VMs for the selected object. You can also view the usage details for the virtual machine, CPU, and Memory.
Provider Gives the details of available resources for the selected object. You can view the number of hosts and capacity remaining for CPU, RAM, Storage.
Cluster Displays the cluster details of the selected object.
Datastore Displays the datastore details of the selected object.