The Datastore Capacity dashboard provides information that helps you understand whether you must rebalance the capacity of the datastores in the environment.

You can use the dashboard widgets in several ways.

  • Datastore Size and Usage Distribution: Use this widget to find out which datastores are overused and which ones are underused. You can also find out whether the datastores are of equal size. When you select a datastore from this widget, the dashboard is automatically populated with the relevant data.

  • VMs in the Selected Datastore: Use this widget to view a list of VMs based on the datastore you select. You can also view relevant details such as whether the VMs are powered on and the size of the snapshot if any.

  • Usage Trend of Selected Datastore: Use this widget to find out the trends in capacity used by a selected datastore as against the total capacity available.

  • All Shared Datastores in the Environment: Use this widget to view a list of datastores that are shared in your environment. The information displayed in this widget helps you make an informed decision about whether you have to rebalance the capacity of the datastores based on usage.