You use the Alert List widget configuration options to customize each instance of the widget that you add to your dashboards to display specific alerts in vRealize Operations Manager.

How the Alert List Widget Configuration Options Work

You edit an Alert List widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom alert list to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find Alert List Widget Configuration Options

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, click Content in the left pane, and click Dashboards. On the Dashboards toolbar, click the plus sign to add a dashboard or the pencil to edit the selected dashboard. In the Dashboard workspace, on the left, click Widget List, and drag a widget to the right pane of the dashboard. On the title bar of the selected widget, click the pencil to access the configuration options.

Table 1. Alert List Widget Configuration Options

Option

Description

Title

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 .

Selected Object

Object that is the basis for the widget data.

This text box is populated by the object you select in the Objects list.

Objects List

List of objects in your environment that you can search or sort by column so that you can locate the object on which you are basing the data that appears in the widget.

If you select an object in the list, the object becomes the selected object for the widget.

Tag Picker

List of defined object tags, both default and custom tags, from which you can select one or more object tag values. The objects with the selected tag values applied are the basis for the widget data.

If you select more than one value for the same tag, the widget includes objects that have any of the tags applied.

If you use the Tag Picker to identify data, the Selected object text box remains empty.

Filter by

Limits the alerts that appear in this alert list to those that meet the selected criteria.

You can configure the following filters:

  • Type. Select the subtype in the type list. This value was assigned when you configured the alert definition.

  • Status. Select one or more alert states to include in the list.

  • User Control State. Select one or more control states to include in the list.

  • Criticality Level Range. Select one or more levels of criticality.

  • Alert Impact. Select one or more alert badges to include in the list.

  • Time Range. Select a general date range or configure a specific date range.