The Scoreboard Health widget displays color-coded health, risk, efficiency, and custom metrics scores for objects that you select.

How the Scoreboard Health Widget and Configuration Options Work

The icons for each object are color coded to give a quick indication of the state of the object. You can configure the widget to display the scores of common or specific metrics of the object. You can use the symptom state color code or you can define your criteria to color the images. See Scoreboard Health Widget Configuration Options. If you configure the widget to show the metric for objects that do not have this metric, those objects have blue icons.

You can double-click an object icon to show the Object Detail page for the object. When you point to the icon, a tool tip shows the name of the object and the name of the metric.

You edit a Scoreboard Health widget after you add it to a dashboard. To configure the widget, click the pencil at the upper-right corner of the widget window. The widget can display metrics of the objects that you select when you edit the widget, or that you select on another widget. For example, you can configure the widget to show the CPU workload of an object that you select on the Topology Graph widget. To set a source widget that is on the same dashboard, you must use the Widget Interactions menu when you edit a dashboard. To set a source widget that is on another dashboard, you must use the Dashboard Navigation menu when you edit the source dashboard.

Where You Find the Scoreboard Health 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.

Table 1. Scoreboard Health Widget Configuration Options




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.

Image Type

Select an image type for the metrics.


Select the default or custom metric.

Pick Metric

Active only when you select Custom from the Metric menu.

Use to select a custom metric for the objects that the widget displays. Click Pick Metric and select an object type from the Object Type pane.

Use the Metric Picker pane to select a metric from the metric tree and click Select Object to check the objects from the type that you select on the Object Types pane.

Use Symptom state to color chart

Select to use the default criteria to color the image.

Custom ranges

Use to define custom criteria to color the image. You can define a range for each color.

Object Tree

Use to filter the objects in the object list. For example, you can expand Object Types and select Virtual Machine to observe only the VMs in your environment.

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.

If you select an object in the list, the object becomes the selected object for the widget.

Use Perform-MultiSelect Interaction to select more than one object at a time from the data grid . You must mark the objects and click Perform-MultiSelect Interaction.

Selected Objects

Object that is the basis for the widget data.

Your selection of an object from the Object List option is propagated to the list of Selected Objects.