The Object List widget displays a list of the objects available in the environment.

How the Object List Widget Works

The Object List widget displays a data grid with objects in the inventory. The default configuration of the data grid appears in Object List Widget Options section. You can customize it by adding or removing default columns. You can use the Additional Column option to add metrics when you configure the widget.

Where You Find the Object List 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.

Object List Widget Options

The object list widget includes toolbar options and data grid options.

Table 1. Object List Widget Toolbar

Option

Description

Action

Selects from a set of actions specific for each object type. To see available actions, select an object from the list of objects and click the toolbar icon to select an action. For example, when you select a datastore object in the graph, you can select Delete Unused Snapshots for Datastore.

Dashboard Navigation

Navigates you to the object. For example, when you select a datastore from the list of objects and click Dashboard Navigation, you can open the datastore in vSphere Web Client.

Reset Grid Sort

Returns the list of resources to its original order.

Reset Interaction

Returns the widget to its initial configured state and undoes any interactions selected in a providing widget.

Interactions are usually between widgets in the same dashboard, or you can configure interactions between widgets on different dashboards.

Object Detail

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

Perform Multi-Select Interaction

If the widget is a provider for another widget on the dashboard, you can select multiple rows and click this button. The receiving widget then displays only the data related to the selected interaction items.

Use Ctrl+click for Windows, or Cmd+click for Mac OS X, to select multiple individual objects or Shift+click to select a range of objects, and click the icon to enable the interaction.

Display Filtering Criteria

Displays the object information on which this widget is based.

Filter

Locate data in the widget.

The data grid provides a list of inventory objects on which you can sort and search.

Table 2. Object List Widget Data Grid

Option

Description

ID

Unique ID for each object in the inventory, randomly generated and produced by vRealize Operations Manager.

Name

Name of the object in the inventory.

Description

Displays the short description of the object given during creation of the object

Adapter Type

Shows the adapter type for each object .

Object Type

Displays the type of the object in the inventory.

Policy

Displays policies that are applied to the object. To see policy details and create policy configurations, select Administration > Policies.

Creation Time

Displays the date, time, and time zone of the creation of an object that was created in the inventory.

Identifier 1

Can contain the custom name of the object in the inventory or default unique identifier, depending on the type of inventory object. For example, My_VM_1 for a VM in the inventory, or 64-bit hexadecimal value for vRealize Operations Manager Node.

Identifier 2

Can contain the abbreviation of an object type and the unique decimal number or parent instance, depending on the type of the object. For example, vm-457 for a VM and an IP address for vRealize Operations Manager Node .

Identifier 3

Can contain a unique number identifying an adapter type. For example, 64-bit hexadecimal value for vCenter Adapter

Identifier 4

Additional unique identifiers for the object. This option varies and depends on the adapter type that the object uses.

Identifier 5

Additional unique identifiers for the object. This option varies and depends on the adapter type that the object uses.

Object Flag

Displays a badge icon for each object. You can see the status when you point to the badge.

Collection State

Displays the collection state of an adapter instance of each object. You can see the name of the adapter instance and its state in a tool tip when you point to the state icon. To manage an adapter instance to start and stop collection of data, select Administration > Inventory Explorer.

Collection Status

Displays the collection status of the adapter instance of each object. You can see the name of the adapter instance and its status in a tool tip when you point to the status icon. To manage an adapter instance to start and stop collection of data, select Administration > Inventory Explorer.

Internal ID

Unique number that vRealize Operations Manager uses to identiy the object internally. For example, the internal ID appears in log files used for troubleshooting.