The Sparkline Chart widget displays graphs that contain metrics for an object in vRealize Operations Manager. You can use vRealize Operations Manager to create one or more graphs that contain metrics for objects that you add to your custom dashboards.

How the Sparkline Chart Widget Works

If all the metrics in the Sparkline Chart widget are for an object that another widget provides, the object name appears at the top right of the widget. If you select a metric when you edit the widget configuration, the widget uses the metric and its corresponding object as the source for dashboard interactions. The line in the graphs represents the average value of the selected metric for the specified time period. The boxed area in the graph represents the dynamic threshold of the metric.

You can place your pointer on a graph in the Sparkline Chart widget and view the value of a metric in the form of a tool tip. You can also view the maximum and minimum values on a graph. The values are displayed as orange dots.

You can add the Sparkline Chart widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to different dashboard users. The data that appears in the widget is based on the configured options for each widget instance.

Where You Find the Sparkline Chart Widget

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the left pane, click Home to see your configured dashboards.

The data that appears in the widget depends on how you configured it. To configure the widget, click the pencil on the title bar to configure the settings.

Sparkline Chart Widget Options

The Sparkline Chart widget includes toolbar options.

Table 1. Sparkline Chart Toolbar Options



Dashboard Navigation

You can navigate to another dashboard when the object you select is also available in the dashboard to which you navigate. To be able to navigate to another dashboard, configure the relevant option when you create or edit the dashboard.


Refreshes the widget data.

Time Range

Select the range for the time period to show on the graphs. You can select a period from the default time range list or select start and end dates and times.

Remove All

Removes all graphs.