The Container Details widget displays graphs that show a summary of child objects, metrics, and alerts of an object in the inventory.

How the Container Details Widget Works

The Container Details widget treats objects from the inventory as containers and objects. Containers are objects that contain other objects. The widget lists the containers and shows the number of containers, objects, metrics, and alerts of the observed object. The widget also displays the alerts of each container and an icon links to its child objects. For example, if you select from the inventory a host that contains three objects such as, two virtual machines and one datastore, the Container Details widget displays summary information with three containers, two objects that are the child objects of the two virtual machines, and the number of alerts for the host and the number of metrics for the child objects of the host. The widget also lists each of the three containers, with the number of alerts for each object. Clicking an object in the graph takes you to the object details page. When you point to the icon next to the object, a tool tip shows the name of the related resource and its health. For example, when you point to the icon next to a virtual machine, the tool tip shows a related datastore and its health. Clicking the icon takes you to the object detail page of the related object, which is the datastore following the example.

Where You Find the Container Details 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.