The risk widget is the status of the risk-related alerts for the objects it is configured to monitor. Risk alerts in vRealize Operations Manager usually indicate that you should investigate problems in the near future. You can create one or more risk widgets for objects that you add to your custom dashboards.

How the Risk Widget Works

You can add the risk widget to one or more custom dashboard and configure it to display data that is important to the dashboard users.

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 appear. The type of chart depends on the object type that the widget is configured to monitor.

  • A population criticality chart displays the percentage of group members with critical, immediate, and warning risk alerts generated over time, if the monitored object is a group.

  • A trend line displays the risk status of the monitored object for all other object types.

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

Where You Find the Risk 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. Risk Widget Options

Option

Description

Risk 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.

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.