If your VMware Cloud Director administrator has enabled the feature for monitoring virtual machines, you can view the monitoring chart from the tenant portal.

Use this feature to understand the status of a given virtual machine over time (days, weeks, or months).

Prerequisites

This feature is only available if your VMware Cloud Director administrator has enabled it.

Procedure

  1. On the Virtual Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and from the left panel, select Virtual Machines.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the list in a card view and, optionally, arrange the list of virtual machines from the Sort by drop-down menu.
  3. Select the virtual machine you want to monitor and click Details.
  4. Click Monitoring chart to expand the monitoring view.
    The monitoring chart displays.

  5. Select a metric option for monitoring virtual machines.
    The list in the Metric drop-down menu varies depending on the choices of your system administrator. You see some or all of the options.
    Metric Description
    Disk provisioned latest Specified in KB.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    Disk read average Specified as a percentage.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    Disk write average Specified as a percentage.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    CPU usage average Specified as a percentage.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    CPU usage MHz average Specified in MHz.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    CPU usage maximum Specified as a percentage.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    Mem usage average Specified as a percentage.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    Disk used latest Specified in KB.

    Choose from day, week, or month view.

    A new chart is displayed each time you select a different value from the list.
  6. (Optional) Change the time frame for metrics collection.
  7. Click Refresh.
  8. To save your changes, click Save.