Create a dashboard so that you can monitor the disk use of your Datastore objects, and be alerted to any potential problems.

In this step, you create a new dashboard, add widgets to your new dashboard, and configure the widgets so that you can monitor your production datastore objects.

Apply the policy to your new group of Datastore objects. See Apply Your Datastore Policy to Your Datastore Objects Group.

1

Click Home.

2

Click Actions > Create a Dashboard.

3

Configure your new dashboard.

a

In the Dashboard Configuration pane of the New Dashboard workspace, enter the name Production Datastores for the new dashboard.

b

For Is default, select Yes.

4

Add widgets to your new dashboard.

a

In the workspace, click Widget List.

b

From the list of widgets, click the Object List widget, and drag it to the right pane.

c

Click the Capacity widget, and drag it to the right pane.

d

Click the Time Remaining widget, and drag it to the right pane.

e

Click the Alert List widget, and drag it to the right pane.

5

Configure the widget interactions.

a

In the workspace, click Widget Interactions.

b

For the Object List widget interactions, click the drop-down menu for the Selected Objects and Selected Alerts, and clear the selections.

c

For the Alert List widget interaction, click the drop-down and select Object List.

d

For the Capacity widget interaction, click the drop-down and select Object List.

e

For the Time Remaining widget interaction, click the drop-down and select Object List.

f

Click Apply Interactions.

6

Configure the Object List widget.

a

On the Object List widget, click the pencil.

b

For Refresh Content, select On.

c

For Refresh Interval, click the arrows and select 30 seconds.

d

For Mode, select Parent.

e

For Auto Select First Row, select Off.

f

In the lower pane, click the plus sign to expand the list of tags, expand Production Datastores, select Production Datastores (n), and click OK.

The objects in your Production Datastores object group appears in the Object List widget.

7

Configure the Capacity widget.

a

On the Capacity widget, click the pencil.

b

For Refresh Content, select On.

c

For Refresh Interval, click the arrows and select 30 seconds.

d

For Self Provider, select On.

e

For Selected Object, in the Search text box, enter group, and select the Production Datastores group from the list.

The Production Datastores group appears in the Selected Object text box.

f

Click OK.

The Capacity widget displays a score and a graph to indicate the remaining compute objects as a percentage of the total consumer capacity.

8

Configure the Time Remaining widget.

a

On the Time Remaining widget, click the pencil.

The Time Remaining widget displays the amount of time that remains until the object resources are consumed.

b

For Refresh Content, select On.

The Time Remaining widget displays the amount of time that remains until the object resources are consumed.

c

For Refresh Interval, click the arrows and select 30 seconds.

d

For Self Provider, select On.

e

For Selected Object, in the Search text box, enter group, and select the Production Datastores group from the list.

The Production Datastores group appears in the Selected Object text box.

f

Click OK.

The Time Remaining widget displays a score and a graph to indicate the amount of time that remains until the object resources are consumed.

9

Configure the Alert List widget.

a

On the Alert List widget, click the pencil.

b

For Refresh Content, select On.

c

For Refresh Interval, click the arrows and select 30 seconds.

d

For Selected Object, in the Search text box, enter group, and select the Production Datastores group from the list.

The Production Datastores group appears in the Selected Object text box.

e

In the lower pane, click the plus sign to expand the list of tags, expand Production Datastores, select Production Datastores (n), and click OK.

The alert list widget displays the alerts that are configured for your objects. You created a dashboard to monitor disk space of your production datastore objects. After vRealize Operations Manager analyzes and collects data from the objects in your Production Datastores object group, you can view the results in your new dashboard.

You created and applied a policy to your production datastore objects to have vRealize Operations Manager monitor those objects during data collections so that you can monitor and enforce the service levels for your environment. vRealize Operations Manager uses the settings in your new policy to display information about the capacity, time remaining, and potential alerts for your Datastore objects. With your new policy in place, you can ensure that the disk space levels for your production datastore objects adhere to the policies established for your production environment.