vRealize Network Insight Cloud collects VM network utilization metrics to display the performance of VMs based on network utilization.

VM network utilization metrics track network activity and throughput of VMs.

Metric Name Metric API Name Description
Rx Packet Per Second net.ppsRx.rate.average.number Average rate at which packets are received per second.
Tx Packet Per Second net.ppsTx.rate.average.number Average rate at which packets are transmitted per second.
Total Packet Per Second net.ppsTotal.rate.average.number Average rate of total packets (received packets and transmitted packets) per second.
Network Traffic Rate (Kbps) net.usage.rate.average.kiloBitsPerSecond Average rate at which the network is utilized for transmitting and receiving packets across all vNICs (virtual network interface controller) during the interval.
Network Rx Rate (Kbps) net.received.rate.average.kiloBitsPerSecond Average rate at which data is received across the virtual machine's vNIC (virtual network interface controller) during the interval.

This metric represents the bandwidth of the network.

Network Tx Rate (Kbps) net.transmitted.rate.average.kiloBitsPerSecond Maximum network data rate (transmitted and received rates) during the selected duration.

To learn about the retention period of these metrics, see Metric Definitions.