The Environment Status widget displays the statistics for the overall monitored environment.

The Environment Status widget displays the statistics for several different categories. You customize the output of the widget by choosing a category such as Objects, Metrics, Applications, Alerts, Analytics, and Users. You can filter the data by using the tags tree from Select which tags to filter in the configuration window.

You edit an environment status widget after you add it to a dashboard. To configure the widget, click the pencil at the right corner of the widget window. You must select at least one type of information from OBJECTS, METRICS, APPLICATIONS, ALERTS, ANALYTICS, USERS categories for the widget to display. By default, the widget displays statistics information about all objects in the inventory. You can use the Select which tags to filter option to filter the information. The widget can interact with other widgets in the dashboard, taking data from them and displaying statistics . For example, you can have a Object List widget , which is the source of the data and an Environment Status widget, which is the destination. If you select objects and perform a multiselection interaction from the Object List widget, the Environment Status widget results are updated based on the selections you made in the Object List.

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the left pane, click Home to see your configured dashboards.

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, click Content in the left pane, and click Dashboards. On the Dashboards toolbar, click the plus sign to add a dashboard or the pencil 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 pencil to access the configuration options.

Environment Status 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 is updated only when the dashboard is opened or when you click the Refresh button on the widget in the dashboard.

The widget is also updated when it is in interaction mode. For example, when an item is selected in the provider widget, the content of the Environment Status widgets is refreshed.

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.

Objects

The widget shows summarized information about the objects in your environment. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of resources. For example, if you select Adapter Types > Container from Select which tag to filter and click Objects and Objects Collecting , the widget displays the number of containers and collecting containers.

Metrics

The widget shows summarized information about available metrics. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of metrics.

Applications

The widget shows summarized information about available applications. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of applications.

Alerts

The widget shows summarized information about alerts in your environment. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of alerts.

Analytics

The widget shows summarized information about the analytics plug-ins. You can filter the information that appears in self provider mode when you select an object from Select which tag to filter. You can select what type of information to include in the summary of analytics.

Users

The widget shows the number of users defined in vRealize Operations Manager. Select Administration > Access Control > User Accounts.

Select which tags to filter

You can select between different types of objects to observe.

Use the Collapse All toolbar option to close all expanded tags and tag values.

Use the Deselect All toolbar option to remove all filtering and view all objects in the widget.