Identify the virtual machines that waste resources because of idle, oversized, or powered-off virtual machine states or because of snapshots.


  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 For each datastore, which VMs have the most wasted disk space? heat map.
  5. In the heat map, point to each virtual machine to view the waste statistics.
  6. If a color other than green indicates a potential problem, click Details for the virtual machine in the pop-up window and investigate the disk space and I/O resources.

What to do next

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