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If two objects have the same counter name, but different object names, you can display them on the same performance chart using wildcards.

For example SCOM collects different CPU metrics depending on the server OS version.

On Windows Server 2008 R2, SCOM collects:

Object: Processor Information

Counter: % Processor Time

And for other versions it collects:

Object: Processor

Counter: % Processor Time


Use a * as a wild character with the object name:

  1. Create a new section and select the Type Performance.
  2. In Scope click Advanced.
  3. In Group type 'All Windows Computers' and select it from the drop down list.
  4. In Visualization click Sparkline.
  5. In Metric, type "Processor Information - % Processor Time" 
  6. Still in Metric, click Advanced, which will split the label in object and counter .
  7. Then manually edit the object name to be 'Processor*' 
  8. After a short while traces from both object types will be displayed.

See also:

How to configure a Performance section using the Dashboard Designer

How to set the Scope using the Dashboard Designer

Dragging a Performance Graph onto a dashboard