You use the Manage Super Metric workspace to create or edit a super metric. The toolbar helps you to build the mathematical formula with the objects and metrics you choose.

To manage the super metrics, select Content in the left pane, and click Super Metrics. The Super Metrics page lists the super metrics that are available in your environment. Click the plus sign to add a super metric or to select a super metric to edit.

Super Metrics Workspace Options

Option

Description

Super Metric

Use the toolbar selections to build and display your super metric formula.

Functions. Mathematical functions that operate on a single object or group of objects. See Super Metric Functions and Operators.

Operators. Mathematical symbols to enclose or insert between functions. See Enhancing Your Super Metrics.

This Object. Assigns the super metric to the object selected in the Object pane and displays this in the formula instead of a long description for the object.

Show Formula Description. Shows the formula in a textual format.

Visualize Super Metric. Shows the super metric in graphical format. Use this to verify vRealize Operations Manager is calculating the super metric for the target objects that you selected.

Name. The name you give to the super metric.

Objects Pane

Displays the list of objects collecting metrics. Use this list to select the object with the metrics to measure. If an object type is selected, only objects of the selected type are listed. Column headings help you to identify the object.

Object Types Pane

Use this list to select the object type with the metrics to measure. The object type selection affects the list of objects, metrics, and attribute types displayed.

Adapter Type. Shows the object types for the adapter selected.

Filter. Shows the object types with the filter words.

Metrics Pane

Displays the list of available metrics for the object or object type selection. Use this list to select the metrics to add to the formula.

Attribute Types Pane

Displays the list of attribute types for the object or object type selection. Use this list to select the metrics for the attribute type to add to the formula.