To improve the efficiency of your virtual infrastructure, identify datastores with the highest amount of wasted space that you can reclaim.


  1. From the left menu of VMware Aria Operations , click Environment > Object Browser.
  2. Select vSphere World.
  3. Click the Heat Map tab under the Details tab.
  4. Select the Which datastores have the most wasted space and total space storage? heat map.
  5. In the heat map, point to each data center area to view the waste statistics.
  6. If a color other than green indicates a potential problem, click Details in the pop-up window to investigate the disk space and disk I/O resources.

What to do next

Identify the red, orange, or yellow datastores with the highest amount of wasted space.