Options under the View menu for performance charts vary depending upon the object selected and the properties of the object.

For example, the Virtual Machines view is available when you view host performance charts only if there are virtual machines on the selected host. Likewise, the Fault Tolerance view for virtual machine performance charts is available only when that feature is enabled for the selected virtual machine.

Table 1. Performance Chart Views by Inventory Object

Object

View list items

Datacenter

Clusters

Thumbnail CPU and memory charts for each cluster, and stacked charts for total CPU and memory usage in the datacenter. This view is the default.

Storage

Space utilization charts for datastores in the datacenter, including space by file type and storage space used by each datastore in the datacenter.

Datastore/Datastore Cluster

Space

Space utilization charts for the datastore: space by file type, space by virtual machine, and space usage.

Performance

Performance charts for the datastore/datastore cluster and for virtual machine disks on the resource.

NOTE: The Performance view for datastores is only available when all hosts that are connected to the datastores are ESX/ESXi 4.1 or greater. The Performance view for datastore clusters is only available when the Storage DRS is enabled.

Cluster

Home

CPU and memory charts for the cluster.

Resource Pools & Virtual Machines

Thumbnail charts for resource pools and virtual machines, and stacked charts for total CPU and memory usage in the cluster.

Hosts

Thumbnail charts for each host in the cluster, and stacked charts for total CPU, memory, disk usage, and network usage.

Host

Home

CPU, memory, disk, and network charts for the host.

Virtual Machines

Thumbnail charts for virtual machines, and stacked charts for total CPU usage and total memory usage on the host.

Resource Pool/vApps

Home

CPU and memory charts for the resource pool.

Resource Pools & Virtual Machines

Thumbnail charts for resource pools, and virtual machines and stacked charts for CPU and memory usage in the resource pool or vApp.

Virtual Machine

Home

CPU, memory, network, host (thumbnail charts), and disk usage charts for the virtual machine.

Storage

Space utilization charts for the virtual machine: space by file type, space by datastore, and total gigabytes.

Fault Tolerance

CPU and memory charts that display comparative metrics for the fault-tolerant primary and secondary virtual machines.