The Analysis tabs help you analyze your objects in multiple ways. As a Virtual Infrastructure Administrator, you use the Analysis tabs to evaluate the details about the state of your objects to help you resolve problems.

Before you begin

Verify that you understand the context of this scenario. See User Scenario: You See Problems as You Monitor the State of Your Objects.

About this task

As you browse through the inventory tree, you notice that one of your clusters, named USA-Cluster, is experiencing capacity problems. You use the Analysis tabs to begin to investigate the cause of the problem on USA-Cluster, and you start to see problems reported with the capacity on one of your host systems and other objects.

Procedure

  1. Click Environment > vSphere Hosts and Clusters > USA-Cluster.
  2. Click the Analysis tab.

    You see red icons on the Capacity Remaining and Time Remaining tabs.

  3. Click the Time Remaining tab.

    You see that the memory allocation is severely constrained.

  4. View the time remaining breakdown for the cluster.

    The icons indicate that zero days remain, with no planned capacity projects considered. Time remaining breakdown for cluster

  5. Scroll down until you see the Time Remaining in Related Objects pane.

    The parent object is the data center, and the peer represents another cluster. The child objects include the resource pool and host systems. The data center and one of the host systems are experiencing critical memory problems.

  6. Hover your mouse over the red parent and child icons.

    The memory capacity has expired on the data center and one of the host systems.

Results

The memory capacity problem on the cluster is affecting the memory capacity of the related objects.

What to do next

Use the Troubleshooting tab to further troubleshoot the capacity problems on your cluster and host system.