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Mastering vRealize Operations Manager

By : Chris Slater, Scott Norris
Book Image

Mastering vRealize Operations Manager

By: Chris Slater, Scott Norris

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Mastering vRealize Operations Manager
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Just Messing Around

Creating a custom dashboard

Creating a dashboard is a relatively simple exercise, and will require tuning and some tweaking. The tricky part is displaying the information needed on a single screen, which is one of the biggest challenges when creating a dashboard. The first goal when creating a dashboard is to get all of the information across in a glance.

Out of the 42 widgets available, we will only use a handful of them regularly. The most commonly used widgets from experience are the scoreboard, metric selector, heatmap, object list, and metric chart. The rest are generally only used for specific use cases.

There are basically two types of dashboards we can create: an interactive dashboard and a static dashboard. An interactive dashboard is typically used for troubleshooting or similar activities, where you expect the user to interact with widgets to get the information they are looking for. A static or display dashboard typically uses self-providing widgets such as scoreboards and heatmaps...