vRealize Automation uses explicit terminology to distinguish between resources that are available, resources that have been set aside for specific usages, and resources that are actively being consumed by provisioned machines.

The Resource Usage Terminology table explains the terminology vRealize Automation uses to display resource usage.

Table 1. Resource Usage Terminology




Indicates the actual memory or storage capacity of a compute resource.


Indicates the machine quota, memory, and storage capacity set aside for a reservation. For example, if a compute resource has a physical capacity of 600 GB and there are three reservations on it for 100 GB each, then the reserved storage of the compute resource is 300 GB and the storage reserved is 50 percent.


Indicates that the machine is provisioned and currently under vRealize Automation management.


Indicates the machine quota, memory, or storage resources actively being consumed by provisioned machines. For example, consider a reservation with a machine quota of 10. If there are 15 provisioned machines on it, but only 6 of them are currently powered on, the machine quota is 60 percent allocated.


The Used column value always equals the Allocated column value.


Indicates the unused physical capacity on a storage path.