A super metric formula can include one or more metric specifications, super metric functions, arithmetic operators such as the plus or minus sign, and constants. You can enter any number of constants as part of the formula.

Procedure

Use the correct procedures and rules to build a super metric formula in the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.

Option

Action

To use a function.

Select it from the Function drop-down menu. Select the object or object type, and metric or attribute type to use in its argument. The database IDs of the object and metric appear in the formula line at the top of the window.

To select an object and metric

Click the object in the Objects pane and double-click the metric in the Metrics pane.

Define a metric for the object to which the super metric is assigned.

  1. Click the This Object icon or enter this on the formula line.

    If the This Object icon is not selected, the super metric functions display the object with a long description.

  2. In the Objects pane, click an object that contains the metric to use.

  3. In the Metrics pane, double-click the metric.

To select an object type and attribute type as an argument for a looping function.

Select an object type and double-click an attribute type. The database IDs of the object type and attribute type appear in the formula line.

To shorten the Object Types list.

Enter all or part of the adapter type in the Search text box and click the arrow next to the text box.

To see the formula with object and metric names instead of IDs.

Click the Show Formula Description icon in the area beneath the formula line.

To select function names and formats and arithmetic operators.

Either enter them directly on the formula line or select them from the drop-down menus.

To use parentheses to specify the order of operations in the formula.

Either enter them directly on the formula line or select them from the Operators drop-down menu.

To clear the object or object types selection.

Click the Refresh icon in the Objects or Object Types pane at any time.