Objects in an enterprise environment are related to other objects in that environment. Objects are either part of a larger object, or they contain smaller component objects, or both.

How Object Relationships Works

When you select a parent object, vRealize Operations Manager shows any related child objects. You can delete a child object or add more child objects from the list of objects in your environment.

When objects are related, the anomalies score of one object is based on the metrics of its child objects and its own metrics. You can define object relationships so that the Anomalies subbadge of the parent object changes to show potential problems with the added child object.

Where You Find Object Relationships

In the left pane, select Administration > Object Relationships.

Object Relationships Workspace Options

  • Two columns in the center pane display the existing parent-child relationships. You use the object tag options above the left column to select a parent object.

  • Two columns in the right pane list objects in your environment. You use the object tag options above the right column to select the object to add as a child.

Table 1. Object Tag Options

Option

Description

Collapse all

Closes all the tag group selections.

Deselect All

Tags remain selected until deselected. Use this option to deselect all tags.

When a parent object has children, the parent selection shows the child objects and the child object options are active.

Table 2. Child Object Options

Option

Description

Clear Selections

Clear all child object selections.

Select All

Select all child objects. To remove most child objects from the relationship, use this option then click the child objects you do not want to delete.

Remove Selected Children from Relationship

Removes the selected children from the relationship.

Remove All Children from Relationship

Select all children listed on the page and remove them from the relationship.

Per Page

Number of children to list per page.

Search

Filter options limit the list to objects matching the filter. Filter options include ID, Name, Description, Maintenance Schedule, Adapter Type, Object Type, and Identifiers.

Use the list options to manage the objects to add as children.

Table 3. List Options

Option

Description

Clear Selections

Clear all object selections.

Select All

Select all objects displayed.

Add All Objects to Parent

Select all children listed on the page and add them to the parent.

Per page

Number of objects to list per page.

Search

Filter options limit the list to objects matching the filter. Filter options include ID, Name, Description, Maintenance Schedule, Adapter Type, Object Type, and Identifiers.