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When moving off the appliance and into the integrated version of VMAN in Orion can you move your custom dashboards from the appliance?  I have one that lists all the running vm's by OS version.  Each widget is a different OS version in our environment.

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There isn't any kind of 1 to 1 transfer but almost everything that I've seen in the VMAN appliance could have a rough equivalent in an Orion dashboard widget, but many of them will have to be custom tables or custom charts.

- Marc Netterfield, Github

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lanadmingeek  wrote:

When moving off the appliance and into the integrated version of VMAN in Orion can you move your custom dashboards from the appliance?  I have one that lists all the running vm's by OS version.  Each widget is a different OS version in our environment.

Marc is absolutely right there is no migration of custom dashboards off the appliance. What view in particular were you looking to recreate?

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This is the view I want to recreate.CustomDashboardView.JPG

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lanadmingeek  wrote:

This is the view I want to recreate.CustomDashboardView.JPG

Hi Jim!

Here's one way to utilize a new resource called the custom tile widget to get the powered on VM count data on your custom dashboards.

First create a group. My virtual environment has more 2012, so the example below will be based on 2012 vms

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In the second step, one option is just selecting a set of VMs based on their state which is a very static grouping. I would only recommend you do this if you are looking to build a group on a specific set of items, rather than items that are changing state. For your powered on case, I'd recommend creating a dynamic query based group. Click "Add Dynamic Query"

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one trick that you can use if you're not sure what values to build your query on, is using the Orion SWIS query page. This will allow you to do a quick sanity check on swis entities without having to install the SWQL tools. <ipaddress>//Orion/Admin/swis.aspx I generated a virtual machine query using the tool to check what the GuesName values would look like

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So I've created my powered On windows 2012 group

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clicking into this, this gives you some nice default items that you can work with including: the last 25 group events that are associated with these vms

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You can also utilize a few other widgets here to display interesting data about this group;

The custom tile widget will give you counts, status and all associated active alerts (simply search for "Custom" in the widget drawer to find these widgets)

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There isn't any kind of 1 to 1 transfer but almost everything that I've seen in the VMAN appliance could have a rough equivalent in an Orion dashboard widget, but many of them will have to be custom tables or custom charts.

- Marc Netterfield, Github

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