You can use the vSAN cluster performance charts to monitor the workload in your cluster and determine the root cause of problems.

When the performance service is turned on, the cluster summary displays an overview of vSAN performance statistics, including vSAN IOPS, throughput, and latency. At the cluster level, you can view detailed statistical charts for virtual machine consumption and the vSAN back end.

Note:
  • To view iSCSI performance charts, all hosts in the vSAN cluster must be running ESXi 6.5 or later.
  • To view file service performance charts, you must enable vSAN File Service.

Prerequisites

The vSAN performance service must be turned on before you can view performance charts.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the vSAN cluster.
  2. Click the Monitor tab.
  3. Under vSAN, select Performance.
  4. Select VM.
    Perform one of the following:
    • Select Cluster level metrics to display the aggregated performance metrics for the cluster that you selected.
    • Select Show specific VMs to display metrics for all the VMs selected. If you enable Show separate chart by VMs, vSAN displays separate metrics for all the VMs selected.
    Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for clients running on the cluster, including IOPS, throughput, latency, congestions, and outstanding I/Os. The statistics on these charts are aggregated from the hosts within the cluster.
  5. Select Backend. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for the cluster back-end operations, including IOPS, throughput, latency, congestions, and outstanding I/Os. The statistics on these charts are aggregated from the hosts within the cluster.
  6. Select File Share and choose a file. Select a time range for your query. Select NFS performance or File system performance based on the protocol layer performance or file system layer performance that you want to display. vSAN displays performance charts for vSAN file services, including IOPS, throughput, and latency.
  7. Select iSCSI and select an iSCSI target or LUN. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for iSCSI targets or LUNs, including IOPS, bandwidth, latency, and outstanding I/O.
  8. (Optional) Select IOInsight. For more information on IOInsight, see Use IOInsight.
  9. Click Refresh or Show Results to update the display.