I am wanting to create a searchable metric chart dashboard where I want the ability for application owners to see VM stats such as CPU, Memory etc over a period of 1 hour, 1 day, week and month (basic info on how the vm is going). I don't want these users to be able to search anything else other than this single dashboard either
have played around a little in this area but don't seem to be making a lot of headway. Could someone please assist in this area? I am running 6.6
I am guessing the dashboard you have is an OOTB one in 6.6. I am on 7.0 and cant remember if it is or not.
Based on that there would be a object list widget that shows all VMs. If this is the case and you want to limit the View to only show their VMs then you best bet is to:
Once that is done create:
back in the dashboard edit the list wedgit
Share out the dashboard to the users.
Thanks for your help but having issues with the data.
I add object list to a dashboard and that lists all the VMs (This is searchable) then I add a metric table and add CPU and Memory usage but it displays all information but CPU & Memory usage. I keep going around in circles.
Because you are running 6.6 you will need to create a metric config file for the chart. if you dont you get the default metrics in the chart.
Go to administration, expand configuration and select metric configurations
select ReskndMetric and click the + and enter a name
dont touch the body of the data but click adapterkind at the top and in the list select vcenter adapter and then go. This will insert the adapter kind into the body
again not touching the body of the data resourcekind should now be selectable. clicking it select the object type. In this case virtual machine and click go. This will insert the resourse kind into the body
now the metric should be selectable. Select all the metrics you want added to the chart before you click go. This will add all the metrics you want into the body. Then click save.
Go back to your chart and and add your newly created metric chart from the metric configuration drop down.
Now when you select a VM it will show you what you added to the configuration file.
On a side note the rest of the label colour etc in the metric configuration is for using that file in a scorboard. You can also add properties to a scoreboard using the same method
Thanks heaps. I appreciate you going into detail to assist. Hopefully one final question. Is it possible to setup the dashboard so when users login to vRealize Ops Manager this dashboard is the only item they can see and use?
managed to create a dashboard only group view but all dashboards are available to view in the environment not just the cpu/memory one I created. Still haven't figured out how to load the dashboard as soon as I login either but working on it.
The best way i have found is to upgrade to 7.0
This will allow you to share a dashboard link. The link will only open that dashboard and not show any other. But before you do any upgrade check the posts here and in google for what you will lose if you go to 6.7 or 7.0 as this could be product breaking depending on what you use it for