The vCenter Server statistics settings, the type of object selected, and the features that are enabled on the selected object determine the amount of information displayed in charts. Charts are organized into views. You can select a view to see related data together on one screen. You can also specify the time range, or data collection interval. The duration extends from the selected time range to the present time.

Overview charts display multiple data sets in one panel to evaluate different resource statistics, display thumbnail charts for child objects. It also displays charts for a parent and a child object. Advanced charts display more information than overview charts, are configurable, and can be printed or exported. You can export data in the PNG, JPEG, or CSV formats. See #GUID-C1290068-BEE7-44FE-9087-99A4447DB1EA.


  1. Select a valid inventory object in the vSphere Client.
    Overview and advanced performance charts are available for datacenter, cluster, host, resource pool, vApp, and virtual machine objects. Overview charts are also available for datastores and datastore clusters. Performance charts are not available for network objects.
  2. Click the Monitor tab, and click Performance.
  3. Select a view.
    Available views depend on the type of object. For views that might contain many charts in a large environment, the vSphere Client displays the charts distributed on multiple pages. You can use the arrow buttons to navigate between pages.
  4. Select a predefined or custom time range.