OpsMgr: Sample Speedometer Gauge Widget Template

This blog post features a sample management pack that consist of a widget template that allows the user to create custom Speedometer Gauge widgets from the output of PowerShell scripts via a UI within a dashboard layout in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console. 

This sample management pack library can now be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery. 

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This Speedometer Gauge Widget template is defined in a management pack with a display name of Sample Speedometer Gauge Widget Component Library and importing the management pack into a OpsMgr 2012 R2 environment will allow the widget template to appear under the "All Templates/WeiOutThere Speedometer Gauge" folder in the "New Dashboard and Widget Wizard" page:  

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To create an instance of this custom Speedometer Gauge widget, first create a dashboard layout (with n-cells), Click to add widget on a cell, then select the Sample Speedometer Gauge Widget template, go through the UI pages of the template and enter the required information.

  1. On the “General Properties” page, enter a name for the widget.

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  2. On the "PowerShell Script" page, the page is already pre-filled with a sample script that consist of all the key properties that utilizes the ScriptContext helper object ($dataObject = $ScriptContext.CreateFromObject ), to control the display on the Speedometer Gauge widget.

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    The following picture shows the mapping between the key properties in the script and the corresponding part on the Speedometer Gauge widget that they control:

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  3. On the “Refresh Interval” page, enter a numerical value for the refresh interval of the widget (in seconds).
    Note that the default refresh interval for the Speedometer Gauge widget is set at 300 seconds (i.e. refreshes every 5 minutes).

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  4. On the “Additional Information” page, enter an additional note for the Speedometer Gauge widget if applicable, or leave it blank.

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  5. Click the Finish button to create the custom Speedometer Gauge widget.

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Alternatively, the $globalSelectedItems variable can also be used to pass context to a Speedometer Gauge Widget.

Here is an example of a custom Speedometer Gauge Widget utilizing the $globalSelectedItems variable to pass context from objects listed in a State Widget, with the sample script as follows:

############################################################################################################

Param($globalSelectedItems)

#Create data object
$dataObject = $ScriptContext.CreateInstance("xsd://Speedo!val/stat")
$dataObject["Id"] = "ObjectID"

foreach ($globalSelectedItem in $globalSelectedItems) {

#Get The Name of the selected object
$selectedObjectId = $globalSelectedItem["Id"]
}

$selectedobject = get-scomclassinstance  -Id $selectedObjectId

$class = get-scomclass -Name Microsoft.Windows.Server.OperatingSystem

#Look for OS instance of server
$selectedserverOS = Get-SCOMClassInstance -class $class  | where Path -eq $selectedobject."[Microsoft.Windows.Computer].PrincipalName"

#Last 3 hours UTC
$aggregationInterval = 3
     $dt = New-TimeSpan -hour $aggregationInterval
  $nowlocal = Get-Date 
#Convert local time to UTC time
  $now = $nowlocal.ToUniversalTime()
  $from = $now.Subtract($dt)

$perfRules = $selectedserverOS.GetMonitoringPerformanceData()

foreach ($perfRule in $perfRules)
  { 
#Get % Memory Used Stat
  if($perfRule.CounterName  -eq "PercentMemoryUsed")  {
      $data = $perfRule.GetValues($from, $now) | % { $_.SampleValue } | Measure-Object –Average  

     $MemState = [math]::round($data.Average,2)

#Assign % Memory Used Stat to the Value field of the Speedometer Gauge
     $dataObject["Value"] =  $MemState
  }
  }

$dataObject["Minimum"] = "0"
$dataObject["Maximum"] = "100"
$dataObject["FormatString"] = "P"

#Threshold and Target/Goal
$dataObject["Goal"] = "50"
$dataObject["ThresholdEndPointTarget"] = "50"

#Red Color Code

$dataObject["ThresholdColorTarget"] = "#9BBC24"
$dataObject["ThresholdEndPointFull"] = "100"

#Green Color Code

$dataObject["ThresholdColorFull"] = "#BC4524"

#Return the data object collection to the Speedometer Gauge
$ScriptContext.ReturnCollection.Add($dataObject)

############################################################################################################


Selecting the first object on the state widget:

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Selecting another object on the state widget: 
        
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Additional Reference:

PSG – Introducing $globalSelectedItems:
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Grid-Introducing-90e620dd

ScriptContextObject:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21625.scriptcontextobject.aspx

Thank you for your support and Happy New Year !

         
                 

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