You can use the Object Relationship widget configuration options to customize each instance of the widget that you add to your dashboards in vRealize Operations Manager.

How the Object Relationship Widget Configuration Options Work

You edit an Object Relationship 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 Object Relationship 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. Object Relationship Widget Configuration Options




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.

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.

Auto Zoom to Fixed Node Size

You can configure a fixed zoom level for object icons in the widget display.

If your widget display contains many objects and you always need to use manual zooming, this feature is useful because you can use it to set the zoom level only once.

Node Size

You can set the fixed zoom level at which the object icons display. Enter the size of the icon in pixels.

The widget shows object icons at the pixel size that you configure.

Object Selection

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.

Select which tags to filter

Filter the parent and child objects that appear in the widget. If you select a tag, only parent and child objects that match your selection here appear in the widget. To show all of the parent and child objects of the selected object, do not select a tag value.