You use the Capacity Utilization widget configuration options to display the capacity and workload resources used by the objects in your environment. You customize each instance of the widget that you add to your dashboards.

How the Capacity Utilization Configuration Options Work

You edit the Capacity Utilization widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom widget with the selected metrics that display the workload on your objects.

Where You Find the Capacity Utilization Configuration Options

The Capacity Utilization configuration options appear when you click Edit in the Capacity Utilization widget. The Workload Utilization dashboard, which is provided with vRealize Operations Manager, displays the Capacity Utilization widget with the name Current Object Utilization.

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. Capacity Utilization Widget Configuration Options

Option

Description

Title

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.

Show

Indicates whether the Capacity Utilization widget displays the capacity remaining or the workload balance for the objects in your environment.

  • Capacity Remaining. Displays a visual summary of the capacity resources used by your objects, and indicates why the objects are constrained.

  • Workload Balance. Displays a visual summary of the workload resources used by your objects, and indicates why the objects are constrained.

Select Object

Your inventory explorer where you can locate the object on which you are basing the data that appears in the widget.

Object Type

Select specific object types to see in the charts. Press Ctrl+click to select multiple object types. If you leave the object type deselected, you will see all base object children in the charts.