The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides predefined capacity models for the NSX for vSphere object types.

NSX for vSphere Manager

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Manager capacity model.

Table 1. NSX for vSphere Manager Capacity Model
Container Description Use in Workload
CPU CPU usage of the Manager's virtual appliance, as measured by NSX. Yes
Memory vRAM usage of the Manager's virtual appliance, as measured by NSX. Yes
Disk Space Amount of disk space used by the Manager's virtual appliance, as measured by NSX. Yes
VXLAN VXLAN segments (i.e. logical switches) that have been allocated, as measured by NSX. No

NSX for vSphere Controller Cluster

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Controller cluster capacity model. The capacity of the Controller cluster is represented by the aggregated capacity of all controllers.

Table 2. NSX for vSphere Controller Cluster Capacity Model
Container Description Use in Workload
CPU Aggregated CPU usage across all Controller virtual appliances, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Memory Aggregated vRAM usage across all Controller virtual appliances, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Disk Aggregated disk space used by all Controller virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Network Aggregated network usage across all Controller virtual appliances, as measured by the vCenter Server. The capacity for this container uses a maximum observed value approach. Yes

NSX for vSphere Controller

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere controller capacity model.

Table 3. NSX for vSphere Controller Capacity Model
Container Description Use in Workload
CPU CPU usage of the Controller's virtual appliance as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Memory vRAM usage of the Controller's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Disk Disk space used by the Controller's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Network Network usage of the Controller's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. The capacity for this container uses a maximum observed value approach. Yes

NSX for vSphere Logical Switch

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Logical switch capacity model.

Table 4. NSX for vSphere Logical Switch Capacity Model
Container Description Use in Workflow
Network|Egress Statistics Aggregated egress network utilization of all virtual machines attached to the Logical Switch, as measured by the vCenter Server. The capacity for this container uses a maximum observed value approach. Yes
Network|Ingress Statistics Aggregated ingress network utilization of all virtual machines attached to the Logical Switch, as measured by the vCenter Server. The capacity for this container uses a maximum observed value approach. Yes
Network|Usage Aggregated total network utilization of all virtual machines attached to the Logical Switch, as measured by the vCenter Server. The capacity for this container uses a maximum observed value approach. Yes
Port Logical ports that have been allocated on all port groups, as measured by the vCenter Server. No

NSX for vSphere Logical Router

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Logical Router capacity model.

Table 5. NSX for vSphere Logical Router Capacity Model
Container Description Use in Workload
Interface Logical interfaces that have been configured on the router, as measured by NSX. No
Route Static routes that have been configured on the router, as measured by NSX. No

NSX for vSphere Edge

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Edge capacity model.

Table 6. NSX for vSphere Edge Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
CPU CPU usage of the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Memory vRAM usage of the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Disk Disk space used by the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Network Network usage of the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. The capacity for this container uses a maximum observed value approach. Yes

NSX for vSphere DHCP Edge Service

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere DHCP Edge Service capacity model.

Table 7. NSX for vSphere DHCP Edge Service Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
Pool IP pools that have been configured on the DHCP service, as measured by NSX. No
IP Addresses The number of IP addresses that are currently leased on the DHCP service No

NSX for vSphere Firewall Edge Service

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Firewall Edge Service capacity model. The Network container (and usage metric) is not enabled by default, but can be enabled by editing the active policy

Table 8. NSX for vSphere Firewall Edge Service Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
Network Active connections on the firewall service, as reported by NSX. Yes
Rule Firewall rules that have been configured on the firewall service, as measured by NSX. No

NSX for vSphere IPsec VPN Edge Service

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere IPsec VPN Edge Service capacity model.

Table 9. NSX for vSphere IPsec VPN Edge Service Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
Tunnel Active tunnels on the IPsec VPN service, as reported by NSX. Yes

NSX for vSphere Load Balancer Edge Service

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Load Balancer Edge Service capacity model.

Table 10. NSX for vSphere Load Balancer Edge Service Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
Pool The load balancer pools configured on the load balancer service, as reported by NSX. No
Virtual Server The load balancer virtual servers configured on the load balancer service, as reported by NSX. No
Sessions The number of connected sessions on the load balancer Yes
Connection Rate The rate of connections on a load balancer Yes
Throughput The amount of traffic that can be sent or received on a load balancer Yes

NSX for vSphere NAT Edge Service

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere NAT Edge Service capacity model.

Table 11. NSX for vSphere NAT Edge Service Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
Rule NAT rules that have been configured on the NAT service, as measured by NSX. No

NSX for vSphere Routing Edge Service

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere Routing Edge Service capacity model.

Table 12. NSX for vSphere Routing Edge Service
Container Description Used in Workload
Route Static routes that have been configured on the routing service, as measured by NSX. No
OSPF Adjacencies The number of OSPF adjacencies that are established on the single edge router No
ARP Entries The number of ARP entries that are discovered on a single edge router No

NSX for vSphere SSL VPN Edge Service

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere SSL VPN Edge Service capacity model.

Table 13. NSX for vSphere SSL VPN Edge Service Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
Network Active clients on the SSL VPN service, as reported by NSX. Yes

NSX for vSphere ECMP Cluster

The Management Pack for NSX for vSphere provides definitions for the NSX for vSphere ECMP Cluster capacity model.

Table 14. NSX for vSphere ECMP Cluster Capacity Model
Container Description Used in Workload
CPU CPU usage of the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Memory vRAM usage of the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Disk Disk space used by the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. Yes
Network Network usage of the Edge's virtual appliance, as measured by the vCenter Server. The capacity for this container uses a maximum observed value approach. Yes
Capacity models have not been defined for the following objects.
  • Physical Fabric
  • L2 VPN Edge Services
  • DNS Edge Services
  • Transport Zones