Best Practice: finding the right assets

The Insight assets you can reference in widget filters and searches vary from asset type to asset type.

In dashboards, the asset type around which you are building your widget determines the other asset type counters for which you can filter or add a column. Keep the following in mind when building your widget:
This asset type / counter: Can be filtered for under these assets:
Virtual Machine VMDK
Datastore(s) Internal Volume


Virtual Machine


Hypervisor Virtual Machine
Is hypervisor


Host(s) Internal Volume


Cluster Host

Virtual Machine

Fabric Port
This is not a comprehensive list.

Best practice: If you are filtering for a particular asset type that does not appear in the list, try building your query around an alternate asset type.