I have just put a video together showing the building of the Cluster Dashboard from the post “vROps Cluster Dashboard Step by Step how to” from scratch, as well as configuring a couple of views to replace the topology widget, These may or may not be use full. But I find views, specially distribution views great more for executive dashboards but can play their part in the the operational space as well.
In the below youtube video I step by step go through and creation the dashboard as well as a couple of views to add to it. Export of the dashboard is at the bottom of this page.
Now the Views I used are very simple ones, that shows the breakdown of Guest Operating Systems, and below are some quick steps in creating them.
Guest OS Breakdown View
2)Give it a meaningful name.
5)Under Data we change it to Properties and navigate to Summary/Guest Operating System/Guest OS Full Name and drag it over to the right. Give it a Metric Label otherwise the Metric Name will be used and that’s not generally very nice.
6) Click Save.
Application Breakdown View
Follow 1 through to 4 as above.
Now we add these Views into the dashboard using the View Widget and if all is good we should have something like below.