You can display VMware specific statistics in the Microsoft Windows Perfmon utility.


Verify that a virtual machine with a Microsoft Windows operating system and VMware Tools is installed.


  1. Open a console to the virtual machine and log in.
  2. Select Start > Run.
  3. Enter Perfmon and press Enter.
  4. In the Performance dialog box, click Add .
  5. In the Add Counters dialog box, select Use local computer counters.
  6. Select a virtual machine performance object.
    Virtual machine performance object names begin with VM.
  7. Select the counters that you want to display for that object.
  8. If the performance object has multiple instances, select the instances you want to display.
  9. Click Add.
    The Performance dialog box displays data for the selected performance object.
  10. Click Close to close the Add Counter dialog box and return to the Performance dialog box.