You can use the vSAN host performance charts to monitor the workload on your hosts and determine the root cause of problems. You can view vSAN performance charts for hosts, disk groups, and individual storage devices.

When the performance service is turned on, the host summary displays performance statistics for each host and its attached disks. At the host level, you can view detailed statistical charts for virtual machine consumption and the vSAN back end, including IOPS, throughput, latency, and congestion. Additional charts are available to view the local client cache read IOPS and hit rate. At the disk group level, you can view statistics for the disk group. At the disk level, you can view statistics for an individual storage device.

Prerequisites

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

To view the following performance charts, hosts in the vSAN cluster must be running ESXi 6.5 or later: Physical Adapters, VMkernal Adapters, VMkernal Adapters Aggregation, iSCSI, vSAN - Backend resync I/Os, resync IOPS, resync throughput, Disk Group resync latency.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the vSAN cluster, and select a host.
  2. Click the Monitor tab.
  3. Under vSAN, select Performance.
  4. Select VM. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for clients running on the host, including IOPS, throughput, latency, congestions, and outstanding I/Os.
  5. Select Backend. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for the host back-end operations, including IOPS, throughput, latency, congestions, outstanding I/Os, and resync I/Os.
  6. Select Disks, and select a disk group. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for the disk group, including front end (Guest) IOPS, throughput, and latency, as well as overhead IOPS and latency. It also displays the read-cached hit rate, evictions, write-buffer free percentage, capacity and usage, cache disk destage rate, congestions, outstanding I/O, outstanding I/O size, delayed I/O percentage, delayed I/O average latency, internal queue IOPS, internal queue throughput, resync IOPS, resync throughput, and resync latency.
  7. Select Physical Adapters, and select a NIC. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for the physical NIC (pNIC), including throughput, packets per second, and packets loss rate.
  8. Select Host Network, and select a VMkernel adapter, such as vmk1. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for all network I/Os processed in the network adapters used by vSAN, including throughput, packets per second, and packets loss rate.
  9. Select iSCSI. Select a time range for your query. vSAN displays performance charts for all the iSCSI services on the host, including IOPS, bandwidth, latency, and outstanding I/Os.
  10. (Optional) Select IOInsight. For more information on IOInsight, see Use IOInsight.
  11. Click Refresh or Show Results to update the display.