vSphere Pods run containers without needing to customize a Kubernetes cluster. You can deploy vSphere Pods directly on ESXi hosts It hosts a type of resource pool called Namespace. The vSphere Pod Summary tab provides an overview of the state of the vSphere Pods.

Understanding the vSphere Pod Summary Tab

A screenshot of the vSphere Pod summary tab page.
Table 1. vSphere Pod Tab Summary 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 until 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 vSphere Pod as against the total capacity available.
The key utilization indicators are:
  • CPU Usage
  • Free Memory
  • Guest Page in Rate per second
  • Virtual Disk Total IOPS
  • Virtual Disk Total Throughput

This widget displays the summary metrics about the overall performance of the object. It displays the latest value and a trend line of the various key performance indicators in a color that indicates its health based on the symptom associated with the metrics. Click each metric to see the expanded chart.

The key performance indicators are:
  • CPU Queue
  • Disk Queue
  • CPU Ready
  • CPU Co-stop
  • Memory Contention
  • Virtual Disk Total Latency
  • Network Transmitted Packets Dropped

This widget displays the hardware, CPU, and Network configuration details of the host.