How to embed vRealize Operations dashboards for easy information sharing.

One of the most 💖loved💖feature of vRealize Operations 7.0 has been the new capability of sharing dashboards with URL. The following blogpost explains the options around dashboard sharing. In this post, I wanted to share a quick example on how you can use the embed feature of dashboard sharing.
Use Case – The use case is pretty obvious. In organizations where vRealize Operations data can be consumed by different departments, BUs, groups etc, the Operations admin can provide embed code with specific dashboard URLs to the consumers of this dashboard. This embed code can be used to embed the dashboard in an external webpage, confluence page, sharepoint, through a simple iframe.
Let’s look at an example. We will use a Billing App dashboard which I have created to monitor the CPU Contention and Disk Latency on all the virtual machines which make up the billing application in my organization.

Let’s click on the share button and get the embed code for this dashboard. In case of embedding dashboard, I would recommend that you keep the link expiry option to Never Expire for obvious reasons 🙂
In my case, I want to embed this dashboard in this blogpost itself. See for yourself. This is a live dashboard from our lab 🙂

P:S – I am able to publish a live dashboard on a public blog because my vRealize Operations instance is running on VMware Cloud on AWS. 😉😊😋

Note – You would require to accept the certificate for my vROps instance to see this dashboard in your browser. Click on this link to access the dashboard directly once and then it will be available to view in this blog post – https://35.161.24.145/ui?t=faasnilnyk#b45vkg0q2f

Go ahead and hover over the metric charts and see the live data of all the billing VMs. You can also see historical data by selecting the calendar icon in the widgets.. 👍👍


Hope this posts helps you undertsand the power of dashboard sharing with vRealize Operations and also allows you to share meaningful data with your peers in your oragnization.

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Published by Sunny Dua

Sunny Dua works as a Senior Product Line Manager for VMware’s Cloud Management business. His charter is to deliver Multi-Cloud solutions to reduce cloud complexity by leveraging data analytics and artificial intelligence. His 16+ years of experience include technical and strategic roles for Hewlett Packard, Capgemini, and VMware. He is a hands-on Product Manager with deep knowledge of Cloud and Enterprise technologies. His current charter includes driving product strategy and roadmap for VMware’s vRealize portfolio within the VMware’s Multi-Cloud strategy.

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