You use the Current Policy widget configuration options to customize each instance of this widget that you add to your dashboards so that you can see the policy that is applied to each object or to groups of objects.

How the Current Policy Widget Configuration Options Work

After you add the Current Policy widget to a dashboard, you click the pencil on the widget toolbar to edit the widget and configure the information to view in the widget. The changes that you make to the widget, including the Self Provider setting, and whether you select an object in the widget when you edit it, creates a custom instance of the widget that you use in your dashboard to identify the current policy assigned to an object or object group.

Where You Find the Current Policy 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.

The Current Policy widget requires you to either set the widget to be a Self Provider or to configure the widget interactions so that the widget receives the data required to indicate the policy that is applied to an object.

  • To set the Current Policy widget as a self provider, you edit the widget configuration and select Self Provider.

  • To have an object, such as the Object List widget, provide data to the Current Policy wizard on a dashboard, when you create or edit the dashboard, you click Widget Interactions, and select an object in the workspace to provide data to the Current Policy wizard.

See Widget Interactions.

Table 1. Current Policy Widget Configuration Options and Data Grid

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.

For example, to view the policy applied to each object that you select in the Object List widget, for Self Provider you would select Off.

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.

Per Page

Number of objects to view on each page.

Search

Locate data in the widget.

Policy

Operational policy applied to the object or object group.

Name

Object or object group name.

Description

Object or object group description.

Adapter Type

Adapter to which the object applies.

Object Type

Object type or object group type.

Policy

Name of the policy applied to the object or object group.

Creation Time

Date and time that the policy was created.

Maintenance Schedule

Date and time to perform maintenance tasks, if defined for the policy. vRealize Operations Manager does not collect metrics or calculate analytics during maintenance times.

Identifiers 1-5

Unique identifier for each object. These identifiers imply relationships between objects.

  • Identifier 1. Object name, which is the same as Name, and can include the full domain name.

  • Identifier 2. Object or object group identifier, including the type and number for each object such as a virtual machine, datacenter, host, and so on.

  • Identifier 3. Specific object identifier, or long identifier.

  • Identifier 4. Long identifier.

  • Identifier 5. IP address of the object.

Object Flag

Indicates the state of the object. For example: Normal.

Collection State

Indicates the state of vRealize Operations Manager collecting data from objects.

Collection Status

Indicates the status of the collection.