vRealize Operations Manager collects configuration, CPU use, memory, datastore, disk, virtual disk, guest file system, network, power, disk space, storage, and summary metrics for virtual machine objects.

Capacity metrics can be calculated for virtual machine objects. See Capacity and Project-Based Metrics.

Metrics marked with an asterisk (*) provide the most relevant data to use when you troubleshoot the virtual machines in your environment.

Configuration Metrics for Virtual Machines

Configuration metrics provide information about virtual machine configuration.

Metric

Description

Config|Thin Provisioned Disk

Thin Provisioned Disk.

Key: config|hardware|thin_Enabled

Config|Number of CPUs

Number of CPUs for a Virtual Machine.

Key: config|hardware|num_Cpu

Config|Disk Space

Disk space metrics.

Key: config|hardware|disk_Space

CPU Usage Metrics for Virtual Machines

CPU usage metrics provide information about CPU use.

Metric

Description

CPU|IO Wait (ms)

CPU time spent waiting for IO.

Key: cpu|iowait

CPU|Wait (ms)

Wait time in milliseconds.

Key: cpu|wait

CPU|Overall CPU Contention (ms)

The amount of time the CPU cannot run due to contention.

Key: cpu|capacity_contention

CPU|Reservation Used

CPU Reservation Used.

Key: cpu|reservation_used

CPU|Effective Limit

CPU Effective Limit.

Key: cpu|effective_limit

CPU|Estimated Entitlement

CPU Estimated Entitlement.

key: cpu|estimated_entitlement

CPU|Idle (%)

Percentage time that CPU is idle.

Key: cpu|idlePct

CPU|IO Wait (%)

Percentage IO Wait.

Key: cpu|iowaitPct

CPU|Swap wait (%)

Percentage swap wait for CPU.

Key: cpu|swapwaitPct

CPU|Wait (%)

Percentage of total CPU time spent in wait state.

Key: cpu|waitPct

CPU|System (%)

Percentage CPU time spent on system processes.

Key: cpu|systemSummationPct

CPU|Demand Over Limit (MHz)

Amount of CPU Demand that is over the configured CPU Limit.

Key: cpu|demandOverLimit

CPU|Demand Over Capacity (MHz)

Amount of CPU Demand that is over the configured CPU Capacity.

Key: cpu|demandOverCapacity

CPU|Recommended Size Reduction (%)

Percentage of recommended CPU size reduction.

Key: cpu|sizePctReduction

CPU|Normalized Co-stop

Percentage of co-stop time, normalized across all vCPUs.

Key: cpu|perCpuCoStopPct

CPU|Recommended number of vCPUs to Add

Recommended number of vCPUs to Add to the VM.

Key: cpu|numberToAdd

CPU|Recommended number of vCPUs to Remove

Recommended number of vCPUs to Remove from the VM.

Key: cpu|numberToRemove

CPU|Capacity entitlement (MHz)

CPU entitlement for the VM after taking limits into account.

Key: cpu|capacity_entitlement

CPU|Provisioned CPU Cores

Number of provisioned CPU cores.

Key: cpu|corecount_provisioned

CPU|Capacity Demand Entitlement (%

Percent capacity demand entitlement.

Key: cpu|capacity_demandEntitlementPct

* CPU|CPU Contention (%)

CPU contention as a percentage of 20-second collection interval.

Key: cpu|capacity_contentionPct

CPU|Capacity Provisioned

Provisioned CPU capacity in megahertrz.

Key: cpu|capacity_provisioned

CPU|Demand (MHz)

CPU demand in megahertz.

Key: cpu|demandmhz

CPU|Host demand for aggregation

Host demand for aggregation.

Key: cpu|host_demand_for_aggregation

CPU|Demand (ms)

The total CPU time that the VM could use if there was no contention.

Key: cpu|demand_average

CPU|Demand (%)

CPU demand as a percentage of the provisioned capacity.

Key: cpu|demandPct

CPU|Dynamic Entitlement

CPU Dynamic Entitlement.

Key: cpu|dynamic_entitlement

* CPU|Usage (%)

This metric indicates the percentage of CPU that was used out of all the CPU that was allocated to the VM. CPU usage can indicate if the VM is undersized.

Key: cpu|usage_average

CPU|Usage (MHz)

CPU use in megahertz.

Key: cpu|usagemhz_average

CPU|System (ms)

CPU time spent on system processes.

Key: cpu|system_summation

CPU|Wait (ms)

Total time that a virtual CPU can not be run. It could be idle (halted) or waiting for an external event such as I/O.

Key: cpu|wait_summation

CPU|Ready (ms)

CPU time spent in the ready state.

Key: cpu|ready_summation

* CPU|Ready (%)

This metric indicates the percentage of time in which the VM was waiting in line to use the CPU on the host.

A large ready time for a VM indicates that the VM needed CPU resources but the infrastructure was busy serving other VMs. This might indicate that the host is trying to serve too many VMs.

Whenever the CPU ready is larger than 10%, you should check if the host is overloaded, or if the VM really needs all the resources that were allocated to it.

Key: cpu|readyPct

CPU|Used (ms)

CPU time that is used.

Key: cpu|used_summation

CPU|Extra (ms)

Extra CPU time in milliseconds.

Key: cpu|extra_summation

CPU|Guaranteed (ms)

CPU time that is guaranteed for the virtual machine.

Key: cpu|guaranteed_latest

CPU|Swap Wait (ms)

Swap wait time in milliseconds.

Key: cpu|swapwait_summation

CPU|Co-stop (ms)

Time the VM is ready to run, but is unable to due to co-scheduling constraints.

Key: cpu|costop_summation

CPU|Co-stop (%)

Percentage of time the VM is ready to run, but is unable to due to co-scheduling constraints.

Key: cpu|costopPct

CPU|Idle (ms)

CPU time that is idle.

Key: cpu|idle_summation

CPU|Latency

Percentage of time the VM is unable to run because it is contending for access to the physical CPUs.

Key: cpu|latency_average

CPU|Max Limited

Time the VM is ready to run, but is not run due to maxing out its CPU limit setting.

Key: cpu|maxlimited_summation

CPU|Overlap

Time the VM was interrupted to perform system services on behalf of that VM or other VMs.

Key: cpu|overlap_summation

CPU|Run

Time the VM is scheduled to run.

Key: cpu|run_summation

CPU|Entitlement Latest

Entitlement Latest.

Key: cpu|entitlement_latest

CPU Utilization for Resources Metrics for Virtual Machines

CPU utilization for resources metrics provide information about resource CPU use.

Metric

Description

rescpu|CPU Active (%) (interval)

The average active time (actav) or peak active time (actpk) for the CPU during various intervals.

Key:

rescpu|actav1_latest

rescpu|actav5_latest

rescpu|actav15_latest

rescpu|actpk1_latest

rescpu|actpk5_latest

rescpu|actpk15_latest

rescpu|CPU Running (%) (interval)

The average runtime (runav) or peak active time (runpk) for the CPU during various intervals.

Key:

rescpu|runav1_latest

rescpu|runav5_latest

rescpu|runav15_latest

rescpu|runpk1_latest

rescpu|runpk5_latest

rescpu|runpk15_latest

rescpu|CPU Throttled (%) (interval)

Amount of CPU resources over the limit that were refused, average over various intervals.

Key:

rescpu|maxLimited1_latest

rescpu|maxLimited5_latest

rescpu|maxLimited15_latest

rescpu|Group CPU Sample Count

The sample CPU count.

Key: rescpu|sampleCount_latest

rscpu|Group CPU Sample Period (ms)

The sample period.

Key: rscpu|samplePeriod_latest

Memory Metrics for Virtual Machines

Memory metrics provide information about memory use and allocation.

Metric

Description

Mem|Host Active (KB)

Host active memory use in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_active

Mem|Usage (KB)

Memory use in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_usage

Mem|Contention (KB)

Memory contention in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_contention

Mem|Contention (%)

Percent memory contention.

Key: mem|host_contentionPct

Mem|Guest Configured Memory (KB)

Guest operating system configured memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|guest_provisioned

Mem|Guest Dynamic Entitlement (KB)

Guest Memory Dynamic Entitlement.

Key: mem|guest_dynamic_entitlement

Mem|Guest Active Memory (%)

Percent guest operating system active memory.

Key: mem|guest_activePct

Mem|Guest Non Pageable Memory (KB)

Guest operating system non-pageable memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|guest_nonpageable_estimate

Mem|Reservation Used

Memory Reservation Used.

Key: mem|reservation_used

Mem|Effective Limit

Memory Effective Limit.

Key: mem|effective_limit

Mem|Estimated Entitlement

Memory Estimated Entitlement.

Key: mem|estimated_entitlement

Mem|Demand for aggregation

Host demand for aggregation.

Key: mem|host_demand_for_aggregation

Mem|NUMA Remote Latest

Non-uniform memory access Remote (Kb).

Key: mem|numa.remote_latest

Mem|NUMA Local Latest

Non-uniform memory access Local (Kb).

Key: mem|numa.local_latest

Mem|NUMA Migrations Latest

Non-uniform memory access Migrations (number).

Key: mem|numa.migrations_latest

Mem|NUMA Locality Average

Non-uniform memory access Locality (%).

Key: mem|numa.locality_average

Mem|Demand Over Limit

Amount of Memory Demand that is over the configured Memory Limit.

Key: mem|demandOverLimit

Mem|Demand Over Capacity

Amount of Memory Demand that is over the configured Memory Capacity.

Key: mem|demandOverCapacity

Mem|Recommended Size Reduction (%)

Percentage of recommended Memory size reduction.

Key: mem|sizePctReduction

Mem|Balloon (%)

Percentage of total memory that has been reclaimed via ballooning.

Key: mem|balloonPct

* Mem|Guest Usage (KB)

This metric shows the amount of memory the VM uses.

Key: mem|guest_usage

Mem|Guest Demand (KB)

Guest operating system demand in kilobytes.

Key: mem|guest_demand

Mem|Guest Non Pageable Memory (KB)

Guest operating system non-pageable memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_nonpageable_estimate

Mem|Host Demand (KB)

Memory demand in kilobytes.

Key mem|host_demand

Mem|Demand with Reservation (KB)

Memory Demand with Reservation considered in KB.

Key: mem|host_demand_reservation

Mem|Guest Workload

Guest Workload (%).

Key: mem|guest_workload

Mem|Host Workload

Host Workload (%).

Key: host_workload

Mem|Balloon (%)

Amount of memory currently used by the virtual machine memory control.

Key: mem|vmmemctl_average

Mem|Guest Active (%)

Amount of memory that is actively used.

Key: mem|active_average

Mem|Granted (KB)

Amount of memory available for use.

Key: mem|granted_average

Mem|Shared (KB)

Amount of shared memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|shared_average

Mem|Zero (KB)

Amount of memory that is all 0.

Key: mem|zero_average

* Mem|Swapped (KB)

This metric shows how much memory is being swapped. Meaning, the amount of unreserved memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|swapped_average

Mem|Swap Target (KB)

Amount of memory that can be swapped in kilobytes.

Key: mem|swaptarget_average

Mem|Swap In (KB)

Swap-in memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|swapin_average

Mem|Swap Out (KB)

amount of memory swapped out in kilobytes.

Key: mem|swapout_average

* Mem|Usage (%)

This metric shows how much memory is being used out of the allocated memory for the VM.

Key: mem|usage_average

Mem|Balloon Target (KB)

Amount of memory that can be used by the virtual machine memory control.

Key: mem|vmmemctltarget_average

Mem|Consumed (KB)

Amount of host memory consumed by the virtual machine for guest memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|consumed_average

Mem|Overhead (KB)

Memory overhead in kilobytes.

Key: mem|overhead_average

Mem|Host Dynamic Entitlement

Mem Machine Dynamic Entitlement.

Key: mem|host_dynamic_entitlement

Mem|Swap In Rate (KBps)

Rate at which memory is swapped from disk into active memory during the interval.

Key: mem|swapinRate_average

Mem|Swap Out Rate (KBps)

Rate at which memory is being swapped from active memory to disk during the current interval.

Key: mem|swapoutRate_average

Mem|Active Write (KB)

Active writes in kilobytes.

Key: mem|activewrite_average

Mem|Compressed (KB)

Compressed memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|compressed_average

Mem|Compression Rate (KBps)

Compression rate in kilobytes per second.

Key: mem|commpressionRate_average

Mem|Decompression Rate (KBps)

Decompression rate in kilobytes per second.

Key: mem|decompressionRate_average

Mem|Overhead Max (KB)

Maximum overhead in kilobytes.

Key: mem|overheadMax_average

Mem|Zip Saved (KB)

Zip-saved memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|zipSaved_latest

Mem|Zipped (KB)

Zipped memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|zipped_latest

Mem|Entitlement

Amount of host physical memory the VM is entitled to, as determined by the ESX schedule.

Key: mem|entitlement_average

Mem|Latency

Percentage of time the VM is waiting to access swapped or compressed memory.

Key: mem|latency_average

Mem|Capacity Contention

Capacity Contention.

Key: mem|capacity.contention_average

Mem|Swap In Rate from Host Cache

Rate at which memory is being swapped from host cache into active memory.

Key: mem|llSwapInRate_average

Mem|Swap Out Rate to Host Cache

Rate at which memory is being swapped to host cache from active memory.

Key: mem|llSwapOutRate_average

Mem|Swap Space Used in Host Cache

Space used for caching swapped pages in the host cache.

Key: mem|llSwapUsed_average

Mem|Overhead Touched

Actively touched overhead memory (KB) reserved for use as the virtualization overhead for the VM.

Key: mem|overheadTouched_average

Datastore Metrics for Virtual Machines

Datastore metrics provide information about datastore use.

Metric

Description

Datastore|Commands per second

Average number of commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key:datastore|commandsAveraged_average

Datastore|Outstanding IO requests

OIO for datastore.

Key: datastore|demand_oio

Datastore|Number of Outstanding IO Operations

Number of outstanding IO operations.

Key: datastore|oio

Datastore|Demand

Datastore demand.

Key: datastore|demand

Datastore|Disk Command Latency (ms)

The average amount of time taken for a command from the perspective of a Guest OS. This is the sum of Kernel Command Latency and Physical Device Command Latency.

Key: datastore|totalLatency_average

Datastore|Usage Average (KBps)

Usage Average (KBps).

Key: datastore|usage_average

Datastore|Used Space (MB)

Used space in megabytes.

Key: datastore|used

Datastore|Not Shared (GB)

Space used by VMs that is not shared.

Key: datastore|notshared

* Datastore|Reads per second

Average number of read commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: datastore|numberReadAveraged_average

* Datastore|Writes per second

Average number of write commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: datastore|numberWriteAveraged_average

* Datastore|Read Rate (KBps)

This metric shows the amount of data that the VM reads to the datastore per second..

Key: datastore|read_average

*Datastore|Read Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a read operation from the datastore. Total latency = kernel latency + device latency.

Key: datastore|totalReadLatency_average

*Datastore|Write Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a write operation to the datastore. Total latency = kernel latency + device latency.

Key: datastore|totalWriteLatency_average

* Datastore|Write Rate

This metric shows the amount of data that the VM writes to the datastore per second.

Key: datastore|write_average

Datastore|Highest Latency

Highest Latency.

Key: datastore|maxTotalLatency_latest

Datastore|Total Latency Max

Total Latency Max (ms).

Key: datastore|totalLatency_max

Datastore|Max Observed Reads per second

Max observed average number of read commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: datastore|maxObserved_NumberRead

Datastore|Max Observed Read Rate

Max observed rate of reading data from the datastore.

Key: datastore|maxObserved_Read

Datastore|Max Observed Writes per second

Max observed average number of write commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: datastore|maxObserved_NumberWrite

Datastore|Max Observed Write Rate

Max observed rate of writing data from the datastore.

Key: datastore|maxObserved_Write

Datastore|Max Observed Number of Outstanding IO Operations

Max Observed Number of Outstanding IO Operations.

Key: datastore|maxObserved_OIO

Disk Metrics for Virtual Machines

Disk metrics provide information about disk use.

Metric

Description

Disk|Reads per second

Average number of read commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: disk|numberReadAveraged_average

Disk|Writes per second

Average number of write commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: disk|numberWriteAveraged_average

Disk|Commands per second

Average number of commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: disk|commandsAveraged_average

Disk|Usage Rate (KBps)

Use rate in kilobytes per second.

Key: disk|usage_average

Disk|I/O Usage Capacity

This metric is a function of storage|usage_average and disk|workload. storage|usage_average is an average over all storage devices. This means that disk|usage_capacity is not specific to the selected VM or the host of the VM.

Key: disk|usage_capacity

Disk|Number of Outstanding IO Operations

Number of outstanding IO operations.

Key: disk|diskoio

Disk|Queued Operations

Queued operations.

Key: disk|diskqueued

Disk|Demand (%)

Percent demand.

Key: disk|diskdemand

Disk |Total Queued Outstanding Operations

Sum of Queued Operation and Outstanding Operations.

Key: disk |sum_queued_oio

Disk|Max Observed OIO

Max Observed IO for a disk.

Key: disk|max_observed

Disk|Read Rate (KBps)

Amount of data read in the performance interval.

Key: disk|read_average

Disk|Write Rate (KBps)

Amount of data written to disk in the performance interval.

Key: disk|write_average

Disk|Read Requests

Number of times data was read from the disk in the defined interval.

Key: disk|numberRead_summation

Disk|Write Requests

Number of times data was written to the disk in the defined interval.

Key: disk|numberWrite_summation

Disk|Bus Resets

The number of bus resets in the performance interval.

Key: disk|busResets_summation

Disk|Commands Issued

The number of disk commands issued in the performance interval.

Key: disk|commands_summation

Disk|Commands Aborted

The number of disk commands aborted in the performance interval.

Key: disk|commandsAborted_summation

Disk|Highest Latency

Highest latency.

Key: disk|maxTotalLatency_latest

Disk|SCSI Reservation Conflicts

SCSI Reservation Conflicts.

Key: disk|scsiReservationConflicts_summation

Disk|Disk Read Latency

The average amount of time taken for a read from the perspective of a Guest OS. This is the sum of Kernel Read Latency and Physical Device Read Latency.

Key: disk|totalReadLatency_average

Disk|Disk Write Latency

The average amount of time taken for a write from the perspective of a Guest OS. This is the sum of Kernel Write Latency and Physical Device Write Latency.

Key: disk|totalWriteLatency_average

Disk|Disk Command Latency (ms)

The average amount of time taken for a command from the perspective of a Guest OS. This is the sum of Kernel Command Latency and Physical Device Command Latency.

Key: disk|totalLatency_average

Virtual Disk Metrics for Virtual Machines

Virtual disk metrics provide information about virtual disk use.

Metric

Description

VirtualDisk|Usage

Average CPU usage as a percentage.

Key: virtualDisk|usage

VirtualDisk|Total Latency

Total latency.

Key: virtualDisk|totalLatency

VirtualDisk|Commands Per Second

Average number of commands per second.

Key: virtualDisk|commandsAveraged_average

VirtualDisk|Read Requests

Average number of read commands issued per second to the virtual disk during the collection interval.

Key: virtualDisk|numberReadAveraged_average

VirtualDisk|Write Requests

Average number of write commands issued per second to the virtual disk during the collection interval.

Key: virtualDisk|numberWriteAveraged_average

VirtualDisk|Read Rate (KBps)

Rate of reading data from the virtual disk in kilobytes per second.

Key: virtualDisk|read_average

VirtualDisk|Read Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a read operation from the virtual disk. Total latency = kernel latency + device latency.

Key: virtualDisk|totalReadLatency_average

VirtualDisk|Write Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a write operation to the virtual disk. Total latency = kernel latency + device latency.

Key: virtualDisk|totalWriteLatency_average

VirtualDisk|Write Rate (KBps)

Rate of writing data from the virtual disk in kilobytes per second.

Key: virtualDisk|write_average

VirtualDisk|Bus Resets

The number of bus resets in the performance interval.

Key: virtualDisk|busResets_summation

VirtualDisk|Commands Aborted

The number of disk commands aborted in the performance interval.

Key: virtualDisk|commandsAborted_summation

VirtualDisk|Read Load

Storage DRS virtual disk metric read load.

Key: virtualDisk|readLoadMetric_latest

VirtualDisk|Outstanding Read Requests

Average number of outstanding read requests to the virtual disk.

Key: virtualDisk|readOIO_latest

VirtualDisk|Write Load

Storage DRS virtual disk write load.

Key: virtualDisk|writeLoadMetric_latest

VirtualDisk|Outstanding Write Requests

Average number of outstanding write requests to the virtual disk.

Key: virtualDisk|writeOIO_latest

VirtualDisk|Number of Small Seeks

Small Seeks.

Key: virtualDisk|smallSeeks_latest

VirtualDisk|Number of Medium Seeks

Medium Seeks.

Key: virtualDisk|mediumSeeks_latest

VirtualDisk|Number of Large Seeks

Large Seeks.

Key: virtualDisk|largeSeeks_latest

VirtualDisk|Read Latency (microseconds)

Read Latency in microseconds.

Key: virtualDisk|readLatencyUS_latest

VirtualDisk|Write Latency (microseconds)

Write Latency in microseconds.

Key: virtualDisk|writeLatencyUS_latest

VirtualDisk|Average Read request size

Read IO size.

Key: virtualDisk|readIOSize_latest

VirtualDisk|Average Write request size

Write IO size.

Key: virtualDisk|writeIOSize_latest

Guest File System Metrics for Virtual Machines

Guest file system metrics provide information about guest file system capacity and free space.

Metric

Description

Guest file system|Guest File System Capacity (MB)

Total capacity on guest file system in megabytes.

Key: guestfilesystem|capacity

Guest file system|Guest File System Free (MB)

Total free space on guest file system in megabytes.

Key: guestfilesystem|freespace

Guest file system|Guest File System Usage (%)

Percent guest file system.

Key: guestfilesystem|percentage

Guest file system|Guest File System Usage

Total usage of guest file system.

Key: guestfilesystem|usage

* Guest file system|Total Guest File System Free (GB)

This metric displays the amount of free disk space from all file systems attached to this VM.

Use this metric to see if there are spikes in the free space or if there is an organic growth for this VM.

Key: guestfilesystem|freespace_total

* Guest file system|Total Guest File System Capacity (GB)

This metric displays the amount of disk space allocated for the VM.

Correlate other metrics with this metric to indicate if changes occur in the disk space allocation for the VM.

Key: guestfilesystem|capacity_total

* Guest file system|Total Guest File System Usage (%)

This metric displays the amount of displa space being used out of the total allocated disk space.

Use his metric to track if the overall usage is stable, or if it reaches the limits. You should avoid having VMs with a disk space usage of >95% since this could impact your system.

Key: guestfilesystem|percentage_total

Guest file system|Total Guest File System Usage

Total usage of guest file system.

Key: guestfilesystem|usage_total

Network Metrics for Virtual Machines

Network metrics provide information about network performance.

Metric

Description

Net|Demand (%)

Percent demand.

Key: net|demand

Net|Usage Rate (KBps)

The sum of the data transmitted and received for all the NIC instances of the host or virtual machine.

Key: net|usage_average

Net|Packets Received per second

Number of packets received in the performance interval.

Key: net|packetsRxPerSec

Net|Packets Transmitted per second

Number of packets transmitted in the performance interval.

Key: net|packetsTxPerSec

* Net|Data Transmit Rate (KBps)

This metric shows the rate of data being sent by the VM per second.

Key: net|transmitted_average

* Net|Data Receive Rate (KBps)

This metric shows the rate of data received by the VM per second.

Key: net|received_average

Net|Packets per second

Number of packets transmitted and received per second.

Key: net|PacketsPerSec

Net|I/O Usage Capacity

IO use capacity.

Key: net|usage_capacity

Net|Max Observed Throughput (KBps)

Maximum observed throughput in kilobytes per second.

Key: net|maxObserved_KBps

Net|Max Observed Transmitted Throughput

Max observed transmitted rate of network throughput.

Key: net|maxObserved_Tx_KBps

Net|Max Observed Received Throughput

Max observed received rate of network throughput.

Key: net|maxObserved_Rx_KBps

Net|Packets Received

Number of packets received in the performance interval.

Key: net|packetsRx_summation

Net|Packets Transmitted

Number of packets transmitted in the performance interval.

Key: net|packetsTx_summation

* Net|Received Packets Dropped

This metric shows the number of received packets dropped in the collection interval.

Key: net|droppedRx_summation

* Net|Transmitted Packets Dropped

This metric shows the number of transmitted packets dropped in the collection interval

Key: net|dropppedTx_summation

Net|Packets Dropped (%)

Percentage of packets dropped.

Key: net|droppedPct

Net|Packets Dropped

Number of packets dropped in the performance interval.

Key: net|dropped

Net|Broadcast Packets Transmitted

Number of broadcast packets transmitted during the sampling interval.

Key: net|broadcastTx_summation

Net|Broadcast Packets Received

Number of broadcast packets received during the sampling interval.

Key: net|broadcastRx_summation

Net|Bytes Rx (KBps)

Average amount of data received per second.

Key: net|bytesRx_average

Net|Bytes Tx (KBps)

Average amount of data transmitted per second.

Key: net|bytesTx_average

Net|Multicast Packets Received

Number of multicast packets received.

Key: net|multicastRx_summation

Net|Multicast Packets Transmitted

Number of multicast packets transmitted.

Key: net|multicastTx_summation

Net|VM to Host Data Transmit Rate

Average amount of data transmitted per second between VM and host.

Key: net|host_transmitted_average

Net|VM to Host Data Receive Rate

Average amount of data received per second between VM and host.

Key: net|host_received_average

Net|VM to Host Usage Rate

The sum of the data transmitted and received for all the NIC instances between VM and host.

Key: net|host_usage_average

Net|VM to Host Max Observed Transmitted Throughput

Max observed transmitted rate of network throughput between VM and host.

Key: net|host_maxObserved_Tx_KBps

Net|VM to Host Max Observed Received Throughput

Max observed received rate of network throughput between VM and host.

Key: net|host_maxObserved_Rx_KBps

Net|VM to Host Max Observed Throughput

Max observed rate of network throughput between VM and host.

Key: net|host_maxObserved_KBps

Net|Data Transmit Demand Rate

Data transmitted demand rate.

Key: net|transmit_demand_average

Net|Data Receive Demand Rate

Data received demand rate.

Key: net|receive_demand_average

System Metrics for Virtual Machines

System metrics for virtual machines provide general information about the virtual machine, such as its build number and running state.

Metric

Description

Sys|Powered ON

Powered on virtual machines. 1 if powered on, 0 if powered off, -1 if unknown

Key: sys|poweredOn

Sys|Uptime (seconds)

Number of seconds since system startup.

Key: sys|uptime_latest

Sys|Heartbeat

Number of heartbeats from the virtual machine in the defined interval.

Key: sys|heartbeat_summation

Sys|vMotion Enabled

1 if vMotion is enabled or 0 if vMotion is not enabled.

Key: sys|vmotionEnabled

Sys|Product String

VMware product string.

Key: sys|productString

Sys|Build Number

VMware build number.

Key: sys|build

Sys|OS Uptime

Total time elapsed, in seconds, since last operating system boot-up.

Key: sys|osUptime_latest

Power Metrics for Virtual Machines

Power metrics provide information about power use.

Metric

Description

Power|Energy (Joule)

Energy use in joules.

Key: power|energy_summation

Power|Power (Watt)

Average power use in watts.

Key: power|power_average

Disk Space Metrics for Virtual Machines

Disk space metrics provide information about disk space use.

Metric

Description

Diskspace|Not Shared (GB)

Unshared space in kilobytes.

Key: diskspace|notshared

Diskspace|Number of Virtual Disks

Number of virtual disks.

Key: diskspace|numvmdisk

Diskspace|Provisioned Space (GB)

Provisioned space in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|provisioned

Diskspace|Provisioned Space for VM

Provisioned space for VM.

Key: diskspace|provisionedSpace

Diskspace|Shared Used (GB)

Shared used space in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|shared

Diskspace|Snapshot Space (GB)

Space used by snapshots.

Key: diskspace|snapshot

Diskspace|Virtual Disk Used (GB)

Space used by virtual disks in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|diskused

Diskspace|Virtual machine used (GB)

Space used by virtual machine files in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|used

Diskspace|Total disk space used

Total disk space used on all datastores visible to this object.

Key: diskspace|total_usage

Diskspace|Total disk space

Total disk space on all datastores visible to this object.Key: diskspace|total_capacity

Diskspace|Total provisioned disk space

Total provisioned disk space on all datastores visible to this object.

Key: diskspace|total_provisioned

Diskspace|Active not shared

Unshared disk space used by VMs excluding snapshot.

Key: diskspace|activeNotShared

Storage Metrics for Virtual Machines

Storage metrics provide information about storage use.

Metric

Description

Storage|Commands per second

Average number of commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: storage|commandsAveraged_average

Storage|Contention (%)

Percent contention.

Key: storage|contention

Storage|Demand (KBps)

Demand in kilobytes per second.

Key: storage|demandKBps

* Storage|Read Latency (ms)

This metric shows the latency that the VM experiences while performing a read action.

Key: storage|totalReadLatency_average

Storage|Read Rate (KBps)

Read throughput rate in kilobytes per second.

Key: storage|read_average

Storage|Reads per second

Average number of read commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: storage|numberReadAveraged_average

Storage|Total Latency (ms)

Total latency in milliseconds.

Key: storage|totalLatency_average

Storage|Total Usage (KBps)

Total throughput rate in kilobytes per second.

Key: storage|usage_average

* Storage|Write Latency (ms)

This metric shows the latency that this VM experiences while performing a write action.

Key: storage|totalWriteLatency_average

Storage|Write Rate (KBps)

Write throughput rate in kilobytes per second.

Key: storage|write_average

Storage|Writes per second

Average number of write commands issued per second during the collection interval.

Key: storage|numberWriteAveraged_average

Summary Metrics for Virtual Machines

Summary metrics provide information about overall performance.

Metric

Description

Summary|Workload Indicator (%)

Percent workload indicator.

Key: summary|workload_indicator

Summary|CPU Shares

CPU shares.

Key: summary|cpu_shares

Summary|Memory Shares

Memory shares.

Key: summary|mem_shares

Summary|Number of Datastores

Number of datastores.

Key: summary|number_datastore

Summary|Number of Networks

Number of networks.

Key: summary|number_network

Summary|Running

Number of running virtual machines.

Key: summary|running

Summary|Desktop Status

Horizon View Desktop Status.

Key: summary|desktop_status