The Workload widget displays data a indicating how hard a selected resource is working.

The Workload widget displays a graph depicting how hard the object that you selected is working. The Workload widget reports data on CPU usage, Memory usage, Disk I/O, and Network I/O.

Where You Find the Workload 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.

The data that appears in the widget depends on how you configured it. To configure the widget, click the Edit icon on the title bar to configure the settings.

About Datastore Metrics for Virtual SAN

The metric named datastore|oio|workload is not supported on Virtual SAN datastores. This metric depends on datastore|demand_oio, which is supported for Virtual SAN datastores.

The metric named datastore|demand_oio also depends on several other metrics for Virtual SAN datastores, one of which is not supported.

  • The metrics named devices|numberReadAveraged_average and devices|numberWriteAveraged_average are supported.

  • The metric named devices|totalLatency_average is not supported.

As a result, vRealize Operations Manager does not collect the metric named datastore|oio|workload for Virtual SAN datastores.

The Workload Widget provides the following 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.

Selected Object

Object that is the basis for the widget data.

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.