The Top-N widget displays the top n results from analysis of an object or objects that you select.

How the Top-N Widget Works

You can select an object when you configure the Top-N widget or you can select an object on another widget. The widget can show analysis of the applications, alerts, and metrics of an object and its child objects depending on your selection when you configure the widget. The widget can show an analysis of the current values or values for a period of time. See Top-N Widget Configuration Options. You can receive detailed information about each object on the widget. When you double-click an object, the Object Detail page appears.

Where You Find the Top-N 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.

Top-N Widget Options

Table 1. Top-N Widget Toolbar Icons

Icon

Description

Dashboard Navigation

Takes you to a predefined object. For example, when you select a datastore from the data grid and click Dashboard Navigation, you can open the datastore in the vSphere Web Client.

Object details

Select an object and click this icon to show the Object Detail page for the object.

Display Filtering Criteria

Shows the filtering settings for the widget in a pop-up window.