The Density tab indicates the consolidation ratios, such as virtual machines per host, virtual CPUs per physical CPU, virtual memory per physical memory, and so on. You can use the Density score to achieve higher consolidation ratios and cost savings.

When you understand the behavior and performance of your virtual machines and applications, you can maximize the consolidation in your virtual environment without affecting performance or service-level agreements. Density analytics determine an optimal child to parent consolidation ratio.

The Density Badge

The Density badge value is a score based on the percentage alignment of your actual consolidation ratio to optimal.

The Density score ranges between 0 (bad) and 100 (good). The badge score thresholds can by modified by the vRealize Operations Manager administrator.

See Policies to configure symptom thresholds for the Density badge score.

Table 1. Object Density States

Badge Icon

Description

User Action

Icon for normal Density score.

The resource consolidation is good.

No attention required.

Icon for moderate Density score state.

Some resources are not fully consolidated.

Check the details and take appropriate action.

Icon for high Density score.

The consolidation for many resources is low.

Check the details and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Icon for very high Density score.

The resource consolidation is extremely low.

Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

Icon for unknown Density score.

The object is offline or no data is available for any of the metrics for the time period.

Where You Find Density Information

To view the Density badge, click Environment in the left pane and select the object, click the Analysis tab, and click the Density tab.

Table 2. Density Based on the Selected Inventory Object

Item

Description

Badge status

Density status for the object based on the most critical of the violated standards.

Density Trend

How the badge value for the object has trended over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Density Breakdown

Breakdown of the density percentage based on the percentage of the actual consolidation ratio to the optimal ratio.

The data range considered for computing the density for the resource containers is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Density in Related Objects

Density status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.