The Object Relationship widget displays the hierarchy tree for the selected object. You can create one or more hierarchy trees in vRealize Operations Cloud 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.

Screenshot of the widget displays the datastore.

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

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

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, from the left menu, click Visualize > Dashboards. To create your dashboard, from the left menu, click Visualize > Dashboards. From the Dashboards panel, click Create. To edit your dashboard, from the left menu, click Visualize > Dashboards. From the Dashboards panel, select the dashboard you want to edit and select Actions > Edit. Toggle between the Views and Widgets option to view and add a widget or view to the dashboard. The widgets list panel displays a list of all the predefined widgets. Drag a widget to the dashboard workspace in the upper panel.

Object Relationship Widget Toolbar Options

On the title bar of the widget, click the Show Toolbar icon to access the toolbar options.

Option Description
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.
Badge 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.

Object Relationship Widget Configuration Options

On the title bar of the widget, click the Edit Widget icon to configure the widget.

The configuration options are grouped into one or more sections. You can select the objects on which you want to base the widget data and refine the objects in the following sections. Each section filters the objects further and pushes the filtered objects to the next section. The widget data is based on the objects that are the output of the last section.

The Configuration section provides general configuration options for the widget.

The Input Data section provides options to specify input for the widget. This section appears when the widget is in self provider mode.

The Output Filter section provides options to restrict the widget data based on the selected filter criteria.

Option Description

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.
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.

Input Data

Search for objects in your environment and select the object on which you are basing the widget data. You can also click the Add Object icon and select an object from the object list. You can use the Filter text box to refine the object list and the Tag Filter pane to select an object based on tag values.

Output Filter


Pick tags to refine the widget data. The widget data is based on the objects that have the picked tags applied. If you pick more than one value for the same tag, the widget includes objects that have any of the tags applied. If you pick more than one value for different tags, the widget includes only the objects that have all the tags applied.


Refine the widget data further based on the filter criteria for object types. The widget data is based on the objects for the filtered object types.

If the objects have a tag filter applied in the Basic subsection, you define filter criteria for the object types of the objects with tag filter applied. If the objects with tag filter applied do not belong to any of the object types in this filter criteria, the widget skips this filter and includes all the objects with tag filter applied.

  1. In the first drop-down menu, select an object type.
  2. In the second drop-down menu, select the option based on which you want to define the filter criteria. For example, if you select Metrics for the Datacenter object type, you can define a filter criteria based on the value of a specific metric for data centers.
  3. In the drop-down menus and text boxes that appear, select or enter values to filter the objects.
  4. To add more filter criteria, click Add.
  5. To add another filter criteria set, click Add another criteria set.