In vRealize Network Insight, you can view and track the use of resources and see how these entities have changed over time.

The counts of entities used are tracked as metrics and these metrics are tracked once every 24 hours. These metrics have a data retention period of up to 13 months or up to the data retention interval set in the Data Management tab of the Settings page. The trending metric graphs show the counts of VMs, hosts, applications, firewall rules, daily flows, and weekly flows.

To view the metric graphs:

  1. Go to Settings > Infrastructure and Support > Infrastructure and Updates.
  2. On the Infrastructure and Updates page, click Go to Network Insight System Dashboard.
  3. You can see the metric graphs under the System Usage section of the Overview page.