Cannot edit an existing shared dashboard workaround in vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 8.0

Posted by

This will be a quick article since it is really easy.  I have had someone reach out to me recently after explaining to them how to copy and paste widgets.  They do not have admin access and informed me that there was a shared dashboard they wanted to edit to perform the copy job from.  Here is a step by step workaround for not having admin access but wanting to edit a shared dashboard.

Machine generated alternative text:
Manage Dashboards 
Name 
C) vSAN Capacity Overview 
Group 
Cepecity 
Utilization 
Description 
This dashboard provides you the capacity oven.'ie__ 
Name : vsan capaciW' •x 
Shared 
All Filters v 
auick tilter 
Owner 
Etrnin

Go to manage dashboards

As you can see it is owned by admin and is shared, which means you cannot edit

Machine generated alternative text:
Manage Dashboards 
Niame 
vSAN Capacity Overview 
Edit 
Delete 
Clone 
Disable 
Change Owner 
Save As Template 
Export 
Group 
Cepecity 
Utilization 
Description 
This dashboard provides you the capacity oven.'ie__ 
Name : vsan capaciW' •x 
Shared

Click the three dots next to the dashboard name

Click clone

Machine generated alternative text:
Clone Dashboard 
Type a name for the new dashboard: 
Test V SAN Capacity Overviewl 
CANCEL 
x

Provide a name

Machine generated alternative text:
Manage Dashboards 
Name 
Test VSAN Capacity Overview 
: vSAN Capacity Overview 
Group 
Capacity g Utilization 
Description 
This dashboard provides you the capacity oven.'ie__ 
This dashboard provides you the capacity overvie.- 
Name : vsan capaciW' x 
Shared

The new dashboard has been created and it belongs to you and isn’t shared

Machine generated alternative text:
Manage Dashboards 
Name 
Test VSAN Capacity Overview 
Edit 
Delete 
Clone 
Group 
Capacity g Utilization 
Description 
This dashboard provides you the capacity oven.'ie__ 
This dashboard provides you the capacity overvie.- 
Name : vsan capaciW' x 
Shared

You now click edit

Machine generated alternative text:
Edit Dashboard 
Test_VSAN Capacity Overview 
List of vSAN Cluster(s). Select a cluster. 
Actions v 
Show Interactions 
& Comp. 
Capacity (G3) 
Used (GB) 
Cluster 
Remaining (GB)

Congrats you can now edit the dashboard

Summary:
I told you it was rather simple work around.  Now you can feel free to delete, edit, or copy any widgets from the now cloned dashboard.  I hope y’all find this workaround useful.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s