The data definition process includes adding properties, metrics, policies, or data that adapters provide to a view. These are the items by which vRealize Operations Manager collects, calculates, and presents the information for the view.

To add data to 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 Data. If you create a new view, complete the required previous steps.

If you selected more than one subject, specify the subject for which you add data. Double-click the data from the tree in the left panel to add it to the view. For each subject the data available to add might be different.

The data configuration options depend on the view and data type that you select. Most of the options are available for all the views.

Data Configuration Options

Configuration Option

Description

Show data for the last

Data transformation time interval.

Available for all views.

Metric name

Default metric name.

Available for all views.

Metric label

Customizable label as it appears in the view or report.

Available for all views.

Units

Depends on the added metric or property. You can select in what unit to display the values. For example, for CPU|Demand(MHz) from the Units drop-down menu, you can change the value to Hz, KHz, or GHz. If you select Auto, the scaling is set to a meaningful unit.

Available for all views.

Sort order

Orders the values in ascending or descending order.

Available for List view and Summary view.

Transformation

Determines what calculation method is applied on the raw data.

Available for all views, except Trend.

Data Series

You can select whether to include historical data, trend of historical data, and forecast for future time in the trend view calculations.

Available for Trend view.

Series Roll up

Available for all views.

Projects

A project contains scenarios and is a supposition about how capacity and load change if certain conditions are changed without making actual changes to your virtual infrastructure. If you implement the project, you know in advance what your capacity requirements are.

Available for all views. Depends on the selected metrics and properties.

The filter option allows you to add additional criteria when the view displays too much information. For example, a list view shows information about the health of virtual machines. From the Filter tab you add a risk metric less than 50%. Then the view will show the health of all virtual machines with risk less than 50%.

To add filter to 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 Data and click the Filter tab in the main panel. If you create a new view, complete the required previous steps.

Each subject has a separate filter box. For Alerts Rollup, Alert, and Symptom subjects not all applicable metrics are supported for filtering.

Filter Add Options

Option

Description

Add

Adds another criteria to the criteria set. The filter returns results that match all of the specified criteria.

Add another criteria

Adds another criteria set. The filter returns results that match one criteria set or another.

The summary option is available only for List and Summary views. It is mandatory for the Summary views. You can add more than one summary row or column and configure each to show different aggregations. In the summary configuration panel, you select the aggregation method and what data to include or exclude from the calculations.

To add a summary row or column to 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 Data and click the Summary tab in the main panel. If you create a new view, complete the required previous steps.

For the List view, the summary row shows aggregated information by the specified subjects.

For the Summary view, the summary column shows aggregated information by the items provided on the Data tab.