The Data Collection Result widget shows a list of all supported actions specific for a selected object. The widget retrieves data specific to a selected object actions and uses the action framework to run data collection actions.

How the Data Collection Results Widget Works

You can add the Data Collection Results widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to different dashboard users. The data that appears in the widget is based on the configured options for each widget instance.

The Data Collection Results widget is a receiver of a resource or metric ID. It can interact with any resource or metric ID that provides widgets such as Object List and Metric Picker. To use the widget, you must have an environment that contains the following items.

  • A vCenter Adapter instance

  • A vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon View Adapter

  • A vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon View Connection Server

You edit a Data Collection Result widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Data Collection Results Widget

In the menu, click Dashboard > Actions > Create Dashboard to add a dashboard or click Dashboard > Actions > Edit Dashboard 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 Edit Widget icon to access the configuration options.

Data Collection Results Widget Configuration Options

To configure a widget, click the Edit Widget icon on the widget title bar.

Option

Description

Results

Shows all finished and currently running actions for the selected object.

Choose Action

Shows a list with all supported actions specific for the selected object. The selected object is a result of widget interactions.

Table 1. Data Collection Results 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 updates only when you open 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.

Config tab

Specifies self provider choice and selection of a resource instance.

Selected Object

Object that is the basis for the widget data.

This text box is populated by the object you select in the objects list.

Start new data collection on interaction change

Indicates whether to start a new data collection action when the object selection changes in the source widget.

Objects

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.

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

Per Page

Number of objects to view on each page.

Filter

Locate data in the widget.

Defaults tab

Specifies the default data collection action selected for each object type.

Object Types

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.

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

Default Data Collection Action

This panel is populated by the object you select in the object types list.

You can select only one default data collection action for an object type.