The VM Summary tab provides an overview of the state of the selected VM. For the selected object, the VM Summary tab displays the alerts and metrics as they affect the health, risk, or efficiency. Use this tab to evaluate the impact that alerts are having on the VM and use the information to begin troubleshooting problems.

Understanding the VM Summary Tab

Displays the status of the selected virtual machine. The tab identifies the alerts triggered for the virtual machine for troubleshooting.
Table 1. VM Summary Tab Options
Option Description
Troubleshoot Start the Troubleshooting Workbench with the current object in context.
Object Summary

This widget displays the details of the selected object. The widget also displays the number of resources associated with the selected object.

Active Alerts
This widget provides a visual indicator of the alert status for the following alert types.
  • Health alerts that usually require immediate attention.
  • Risk alerts indicating that you must look into any problems shortly.
  • Efficiency alerts indicating that you can reclaim resources.

To see the alerts for the object, click the labels of the alert.

Time Remaining

This widget displays the number of days remaining till the projected resource utilization crosses the threshold for the usable capacity.

Capacity Remaining This widget displays the unused capacity of your virtual environment to accommodate new virtual machines.
Utilization This widget is used to find out the trends in capacity used by a selected datastore as against the total capacity available.

This widget displays the summary metrics about the overall performance of the object. Click each metric to see the expanded chart.


This widget displays the virtual hardware, resource allocation, tools, and Network configuration details of the virtual machine.