The Rolling View Chart widget cycles through selected metrics at an interval that you define and shows one metric graph at a time. Miniature graphs, which you can expand, appear for all selected metrics at the bottom of the widget.

How the Rolling View Chart Widget and Configuration Options Work

The Rolling View Chart widget shows a full chart for one selected metric at a time. Miniature graphs for the other selected metrics appear at the bottom of the widget. You can click a miniature graph to see the full graph for that metric, or set the widget to rotate through all selected metrics at an interval that you define. The key in the graph indicates the maximum and minimum points on the line chart.

You edit a Rolling View Chart widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom chart to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Rolling View Chart Widget and Configuration Options

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the left pane, click Home to see your configured dashboards.

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.

Rolling View Chart Widget and Configuration Options

The toolbar at the top of the Rolling View Chart widget contains icons that you can use to change the view of the graphs.

Table 1. Rolling View Chart Widget Toolbar Icons

Icon

Description

Trend Line

Shows or hides the line and data points that represents the metric trend. The trend line filters out metric noise along the timeline by plotting each data point relative to the average of its adjoining data points.

Dynamic Thresholds

Shows or hides the calculated dynamic threshold values for a 24-hour period.

Show Entire Period Dynamic Thresholds

Shows or hides dynamic thresholds for the entire time period of the graph.

Anomalies

Shows or hides anomalies. Time periods when the metric violates a threshold are shaded. Anomalies are generated when a metric crosses a dynamic or static threshold, either above or below.

Zoom to Fit

Changes all graphs to show the entire time period and value range.

Zoom the view

Click this icon and drag to outline a part of the hierarchy. The display zooms to show only the outlined section.

Pan

Click this icon and click and drag the hierarchy to show different parts of the hierarchy.

Show Data Values

After you click the Show data point tips icon to retrieve the data, click this icon and point to a graphed data point to show its time and exact value. In non-split mode, you can hover over a metric in the legend to show the full metric name, the names of the adapter instances (if any) that provide data for the resource to which the metric belongs, the current value, and the normal range. If the metric is currently alarming, the text color in the legend changes to yellow or red, depending on your color scheme. Click a metric in the legend to highlight the metric in the display. Clicking the metric again toggles its highlighted state.

Date Controls

Use the date selector to limit the data that appears in each chart to the time period you are examining.

The Rolling View Chart widget provides configuration options.

Table 2. Rolling View Chart 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.

Metric Configuration

Specifies a list with attributes to display, when the information is based on the interaction with another widget.

To add a resource interaction XML file through the CLI directory, seeAdd a Resource Interaction XML File. To add a resource interaction XML file through the UI, see Manage Metric Configuration.

The newly created XML file appears in the Metric Configuration drop-down menu of the widget.

Auto Transition Interval

Time interval for a switch between charts in the widget.

Show Chart Toolbar

Determines whether the Toolbar options appear in the widget.

Tag Tree

Filters the list of objects in the object list. You can select one or more object types and all objects from this type are displayed in the object list.

Object List

List of objects in your environment that you can search or sort by column so that you can locate the object on which you are basing the data that appears in the widget.

The objects show based on the selected tag. If no tag is selected, the list shows all objects in the system.

Metric Picker

Double-click the metrics to show in the widget.

Selected Object

Object that is the basis for the widget data.