The health widget is the status of the health-related alerts for the objects it is configured to monitor in vRealize Operations Manager. Health alerts usually require immediate attention. You can create one or more health widgets for different objects that you add to your custom dashboards.

How the Health Widget Works

You can add the health widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to the dashboard users. The information that it displays depends on how the widget is configured.

The state of the badge is based on your alert definitions. Click the badge to see the Summary tab for objects or groups configured in the widget. From the Summary tab you can begin determining what caused the current state. If the widget is configured for an object that has descendants, you should also check the state of descendants. Child objects might have alerts that do not impact the parent.

If the Badge Mode configuration option is set to Off, the badge and a chart appears. The type of chart depends on the object that the widget is configured to monitor.

  • A trend line displays the health status of the monitored object if the object does not provide its resources to any other object. For example, if the monitored object is a virtual machine or a distributed switch.

  • A weather map displays the health of the ancestor and descendant objects of the monitored object for all other object types. For example, if the monitored object is a host that provides CPU and memory to a virtual machine.

If the Badge Mode is set to On, only the badge appears.

Where You Find the Health 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.

Table 1. Health Widget

Option

Description

Health Badge

Status of the objects configured for this instance of the widget.

Click the badge to open the Alerts tab for the object that provides data to the widget.

If the Badge Mode is on, a health weather map or trend chart appears for the object. Whether the map or chart appears depends on the object type. The health weather map displays tool tips for up to1000 objects.

Badge Chart

Displays a chart, depending on the selected or configured object. The charts vary, depending on whether the monitored object is a group, a descendent object, or an object that provides resources to other objects. The chart appears only if the Badge Mode configuration option is set to Off. If the Badge Mode is on, only the badge appears.