There are some limitations in the current version of our Heatmap widget - mostly caused by performance / scalability issues in the back-end Microsoft queries for the SCOM data warehouse. However we are working around these in our next MP 8 version, where Heatmaps will be much more versatile!
One of the current limitations for performance metrics
is that they must used a named instance. The widget is currently hardcoded to only display performance instances named _Total
(note - it is an option to copy existing rules, e.g. from Server OS MP, and redefine the instance name as _Total. That allows them to be used in heatmaps)
Another limitation is that the properties
displayed for the widget configuration must be specifically defined as numeric
properties on the class you are using. Often properties that only contain a number are nonetheless defined as 'text' - not 'numeric'. Nothing Veeam can do about that, unfortunately - some non-Veeam MPs are just not very rigorous with their class schema!
However, with the above two in mind, you can still build some cool heatmaps! There is a brief tutorial in our MP Help Center (in Appendix I. ) - http://helpcenter.veeam.com/mp/70/vmware_guide/index.html?welcome_to_veeam_mp_for_vmware.html
. And feel free to post any specific questions here, we are happy to help.
And again - our MP v8 will have some enhancements to the heatmap (for example, more flexibility with performance instances) that will make dashboard building much easier.
Hope that helps!
BTW good to see you at Microsoft Ignite, even if only briefly!