The Object Relationship widget displays the hierarchy tree for the selected object. You can create one or more hierarchy trees in vRealize Operations Manager for the selected objects that you add to your custom dashboards.

How the Object Relationship Widget and Configuration Options Work

You can add the Object Relationship 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.

You edit an Object Relationship widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options help create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Object Relationship Widget and Configuration Options

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the menu, click Dashboards to see your configured dashboards.

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, in the menu, click Dashboards. Click Actions > Create Dashboard/Edit Dashboard to add or edit a dashboard. Toggle between the Views and Widgets option to view and add a widget to the dashboard. In the widgets list panel, you will see a list of all the predefined widgets. Drag a widget to the dashboard workspace in the upper panel. On the title bar of the selected widget, click the Edit Widget icon to access the configuration options.

Object Relationship Widget and Configuration Options

The Object Relationship widget includes toolbar options.



Dashboard Navigation

You can navigate to another dashboard when the object under consideration is also available in the dashboard to which you navigate. To be able to navigate to another dashboard, configure the relevant option when you create or edit the dashboard.


Displays the Health, Risk, or Efficiency alerts on the objects in the relationship map. You can select a badge for objects that appear in the widget. The tool tip of a badge shows the object name, object type, and the name of the selected badge with the value of the badge. You can only select one badge at a time.

Zoom to fit

Resets the chart to fit in the available space.


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

Show values on point

Shows or hides the data point tooltips when you hover the mouse over a data point in the chart.

Zoom the view

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

Display Filtering Criteria

Shows the filtering settings for the widget in a pop-up window.

Zoom in

Zooms in on the hierarchy.

Zoom out

Zooms out on the hierarchy.

Reset to Initial Object

If you change the hierarchy of the initial configuration or the widget interactions, click this icon to return to the initial resource. Clicking this icon also resets the initial display size.

Object Detail

Select an object and click this icon to show the Object Detail page for the object.

Show Alerts

Select the resource in the hierarchy and click this icon to show alerts for the resource. Alerts appear in a pop-up window. You can double-click an alert to view its Alert Summary page.

The Object Relationship 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.

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

Auto Zoom to Fixed Node Size

You can configure a fixed zoom level for object icons in the widget display.

If your widget display contains many objects and you always need to use manual zooming, this feature is useful because you can use it to set the zoom level only once.

Node Size

You can set the fixed zoom level at which the object icons display. Enter the size of the icon in pixels.

The widget shows object icons at the pixel size that you configure.

Object Selection

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.

Select which tags to filter

Filter the parent and child objects that appear in the widget. If you select a tag, only parent and child objects that match your selection here appear in the widget. To show all of the parent and child objects of the selected object, do not select a tag value.