A presentation is a way the collected information for the object is presented. Each type of view helps you to interpret metrics and properties from a different perspective.

To change the presentation of a view, select Content > Views in the left pane. On the Views toolbar, click the plus sign to add a view or the pencil to edit the selected view. In the workspace, on the left, click Presentation. If you create a view, complete the required previous steps.

Presentation Options in the View Workspace

View Type

Description

List

Provides tabular data about specific objects in the monitored environment.

Summary

Provides tabular data about the use of resources in the monitored environment.

Trend

Uses historic data to generate trends and forecasts for resource use and availability in the monitored environment.

Distribution

Provides aggregated data about resource distribution in the monitored environment.

Text

Inserts the provided text. The text can be dynamic and contain metrics and properties.

You can format text to increase or decrease the font size, change the font color, highlight text, and align text to the left, right, or center. You can also make the selected text appear bold, in italics, or underlined.

By default the text view is available only for report template creation and modification. You can change this on the Visibility step of the view workspace.

Image

Inserts a static image.

By default the image view is available only for report template creation and modification. You can change this on the Visibility step of the view workspace.

You can see a live preview of the view type when you select a subject and data, and Select preview source.

Some of the view presentations have specific configuration settings.

Presentation Configuration Options in the View Workspace

View Type

Configuration Description

List

Select the number of items per page. Each item is one row and its metrics and properties are the columns.

Summary

Select the number of items per page. Each row is an aggregated metric or property.

Trend

Enter the maximum number of plot lines. Limits the output in terms of the objects displayed in the live preview of the view type on the left upper pane. The number you set as the maximum number of plot lines determines the plot lines.

For example, if you plot historical data and set the maximum at 30 plot lines, then 30 objects are displayed. If you plot historical, trend, and forecast lines, and set the maximum to 30 plot lines, then only 10 objects are displayed as each object has three plot lines.

Distribution

Select the visualization of the distribution information in a pie chart or a bar chart.

Select the distribution type, and configure the buckets count and size.

To understand vRealize Operations Manager distribution type, see View Distribution Type.