You use the Sparkline Chart widget configuration options to customize each instance of the widget that you add to your dashboards in vRealize Operations Manager to display specific information.

How the Sparkline Chart Widget Configuration Options Work

You edit a Sparkline Chart widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options help create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find Sparkline Chart 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. Sparkline Chart 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 .

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.

Show Object Name

You can view the name of the object before the metric name in the Sparkline Chart widget.

  • On. Displays the name of the object before the metric name in the widget.

  • Off. Does not display the name of the object in the widget.

Metric Configuration

Specifies a list with attributes to display, when the information is based on the interaction with another widget.

To add a resource interaction XML file through the CLI directory, seeAdd a Resource Interaction XML File. To add a resource interaction XML file through the UI, see Manage Metric Configuration.

The newly created XML file appears in the Metric Configuration drop-down menu of the widget.

Column Sequence

Select the order in which to display the information.

  • Graph First. The metric graph appears in the first column in the widget display.

  • Label First. The metric label appears in the first column in the widget display.

Objects

You can select metrics for specific objects during widget configuration.

You can select one or more tag values to filter the objects to appear in the pane that lists the objects.

You can use icons on the toolbar at the top of the list to collapse and deselect all of the tags in the list.

In the pane that lists the objects, use the toolbar options to select one or more objects.

  • To clear all of your selections, click the Clear Selection icon.

  • To select multiple objects, click thePerform Multi-Select Interaction icon.

  • To set the number of objects to display in the pane, select a value in the Page Size field.

  • To search for an object, enter all or part of the object name in the Filter text box.

The corresponding metrics for the selected object appear in the pane that lists the metrics.

In the pane that lists the metrics, use the toolbar options to select the metrics to show in the widget.

  • To select multiple metrics, click thePerform Multi-Select Interaction icon on the toolbar at the top of the pane.

  • To list the metrics that are common to multiple selected objects, click the Show common metrics icon on the toolbar.

  • To view object , click the Select Object icon on the toolbar.

  • To search for a specific metric, enter all or part of the metric name in the Filter text box.

You can configure the metrics for the selected objects. Set values for each metric in the pane that displays the selected metrics. To enter a value, point to the text box under the column heading, double-click within the text box, and enter the value.

  • Box Label. A label for the metric.

  • Measurement Unit. The measurement unit that appears after the metric value.

  • Color Method. Select Custom to set the color boundaries.

You can manage the metrics in the pane that displays the metric.

  • To select all of the metrics in the list, click the Select Allicon on the toolbar at the top of the pane.

  • To remove all of the metrics from the list, click the Clear Selections icon on the toolbar at the top of the pane.

  • To apply settings from one metric to all of the metrics in the list, select the metric and click the Apply To All icon on the toolbar at the top of pane.

Object Types

You can select metrics for specific object types during widget configuration. This option is useful if specific objects are not currently available.

To select an object type use the icons on the toolbar.

  • To search for a specific adapter, you can enter the name of the adapter in the Adapter Type text box.

  • To search for an object, you can enter all or part of the object type name in the Filter text box.

The metrics for the object type appear in the pane that lists the metrics. You can select multiple metrics.

In the pane that lists the metrics, use the toolbar options to select the metrics to show in the widget.

  • To select multiple metrics, click the Perform Multi-Select Interaction icon on the toolbar.

  • To list the metrics that are common to multiple selected object types, click the Show common metrics icon on the toolbar.

  • To select a specific metric that is specific to an object, click the Select Object icon on the toolbar.

  • To search for a specific metric, enter all or part of the metric name in the Filter text box.

You can configure the metrics for the selected object types. Set values for each metric in the pane that displays the selected metrics. To enter a value, point to the text box under the column heading, double-click in the text box, and enter the value.

  • Box Label. A label for the metric.

  • Measurement Unit. The measurement unit that appears after the metric value.

  • Color Method. Select Custom to set the color boundaries.

You can manage the metrics in the pane that displays the metric.

  • To select all of the metrics in the list, click the Select Allicon on the toolbar.

  • To remove all of the metrics from the list, click the Clear Selections icon on the toolbar.

  • To apply settings from one metric to all of the metrics in the list, select the metric and click the Apply To All icon on the toolbar.