vSphere Client Design Guidelines

Monitor Tab

Users expect to see information about an object's health, status, history, and performance on the Monitor tab. The table of contents (TOC) on the left drives the display of data on the right.


Example of adding a data view to an existing object workspace



  • Whenever possible, present data in charts and graphs.
    Such visuals can quickly communicate large amounts of data.

  • Highlight your plugin's major workflows in their own views.
    If adding a single view of data, add your link to the TOC as a top-level item. If adding multiple views, nest them under a single top-level item.

  • Use short, specific link text that identifies your plug-in's workflow.
    Favor noun phrases, for example, "Your Plug-in Performance."


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