You can create an XML file that displays the adapter type, resource kind, and the associated metrics that can be displayed in a widget and dashboard.

How Configuration Files Work

From the Configuration Files page, you can create a XML configuration file with the adapter type, object type, and metric details to be displayed in a dashboard. The final output is an XML file. The supported widgets are Metric Chart, Property List, Rolling View Chart, Scoreboard, Sparkline Chart, and Topology Graph. To use the metric configuration, you must set the widget Self Provider to Off and create a widget interaction with a provider widget.

Where You Find Widget Metric Configuration File

To manage the configuration files, from the left menu, click Configure > Configuration Files. From the right panel, click the Widget Metric Configuration tile. To add a configuration file, click the Add button. You see the Create Configuration File page.
Table 1. New Configuration File Page Options
Option Description
Name Enter a name for the configuration file.
Description Enter a description for the configuration file.
Containing Folder Select the folder under which you want to store the new configuration file. If you have not created a folder, you can select the User Defined folder if it appears. The System Defined folder will not appear for selection.
Text box You can define the adapter type, object type, and metrics.

From the Adapter Kind drop down above the text box, select the adapter type. From the Resource Kind drop down above the text box, select the object type. From the Metric drop down above the text box, select a metric.

Use the orange Format XML button to format the XML content. Click Save. You see the configuration file under the selected folder. You can preview the XML that was created.
Table 2. Widget Metric Configuration Toolbar and Data Grid Options
Option Description
Filter Click the filter icon to filter the configuration files using the following criteria: Name, Description, Last Modified, and Modified By.
Options from the horizontal ellipsis
Create New Folder Enter a name for the folder and click OK. You can create a new folder for meaningful grouping.
Rename Folder Select a folder created by a user and rename the folder. You cannot rename the System Defined and User Defined folders.
Edit Select a configuration file to edit the contents of the configuration file.
Delete Select one or more configuration files if you want to delete them. You cannot delete configuration files under the System Defined folder.
Clone Select a configuration file to clone. You can edit the configuration file options in the New Configuration File page and click Save
Move Select one or more configuration files if you want to move them to another folder. You can also move configuration files using the drag and drop option. You cannot move a configuration file to or from the System Defined folder.
Export Select one or more configuration files if you want to download them.
Import Select this option if you want to import configuration files. To import:
  • Click the Import option from the horizontal ellipsis.
  • Click Browse and select the file to import.
  • Select if you want to Overwrite or Skip the file in case of a conflict.
  • Click Import to import the configuration file, and click Done.
Data Grid Options
Name Lists the configuration files that have been created. The System Defined folder contains configuration files that are predefined. The User Defined folder contains orphan configuration files that were created by users but not assigned to a folder.
In Use Indicates whether the configuration file is in use in a dashboard and supported widget.

Yes: Indicates that the configuration file is used in a dashboard. Hover and click on the green tick mark to view the name of the dashboard and the widget that uses this configuration file.

No: Indicates that the configuration file is not used in a dashboard.

Description Displays the description entered while creating/editing the configuration file.
Last Modified Displays when the configuration file was last updated.
Modified By Displays who last modified the configuration file. For example, admin or maintenanceAdmin.