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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

Comparing super metrics to views

Before ending our journey on super metrics, I think now would be a great time to explain how they are different from views. As views were only properly introduced in Operations Manager 6.0, and super metrics have been around for a while, you might assume that views are the new natural replacement for super metrics. A good example of this was in the last chapter, where we mentioned that the summary type view allows data from multiple objects to be transformed with operators such as sum, avg, max, and so on in the same way that a rollup super metric does.

So, using a rollup super metric as an example, let's compare super metrics and views, comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each.


Views are quick and easy to create especially compared to super metrics, and when created, they also have the ability to show past, present, and future data (trends). This is a big distinction from super metrics, who only have data when they are created and attached to...