vRealize Operations Manager collects CPU usage, disk, memory, network, storage, disk space, and summary metrics for data center objects.

Data center metrics include capacity and badge metrics. See definitions in:

CPU Usage Metrics for Data Centers

CPU usage metrics provide information about CPU use.

Metric Name

Description

Capacity Usage (%)

Percent capacity used.

Key: cpu|capacity_usagepct_average

CPU Contention (%)

CPU capacity contention.

Key: cpu|capacity_contentionPct

Demand (%)

CPU demand percentage.

Key: cpu|demandPct

Demand

Demand in megahertz.

Key: cpu|demandmhz

Demand (MHz)

CPU Demand.

Key: cpu|demand_average

Overhead (KB)

Amount of CPU overhead.

Key: cpu|overhead_average

Demand without overhead

Value of demand excluding any overhead.

Key: cpu|demand_without_overhead

Total Wait

CPU time spent on idle state.

Key: cpu|wait

Number of CPU Sockets

Number of CPU sockets.

Key: cpu|numpackages

Overall CPU Contention (ms)

Overall CPU contention in milliseconds.

Key: cpu|capacity_contention

Host Provisioned Capacity (MHz)

Host provisioned capacity in megahertz.

Key: cpu|capacity_provisioned

Provisioned vCPU(s)

Provisioned vCPU(s).

Key: cpu|corecount_provisioned

Reserved Capacity (MHz)

The sum of the reservation properties of the (immediate) children of the host's root resource pool.

Key: cpu|reservedCapacity_average

Usage

Average CPU usage in megahertz.

Key: cpu|usagemhz_average

IO Wait

IO wait time in milliseconds.

Key: cpu|iowait

Provisioned Capacity

Provisioned Capacity.

Key: cpu|vm_capacity_provisioned

Stress Balance Factor

Stress Balance Factor.

Key: cpu|stress_balance_factor

Lowest Provider Capacity Remaining

Lowest Provider Capacity Remaining.

Key: cpu|min_host_capacity_remaining

Workload Balance Factor

Workload Balance Factor.

Key: cpu|workload_balance_factor

Highest Provider Workload

Highest Provider Workload.

Key: cpu|max_host_workload

Host workload Max-Min Disparity

Difference of Max and Min host workload in the container.

Key: cpu|host_workload_disparity

Host stress Max-Min Disparity

Difference of Max and Min host stress in the container.

Key: cpu|host_stress_disparity

Disk Metrics for Data Centers

Disk metrics provide information about disk use.

Metric Name

Description

Total IOPS

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

Key: disk|commandsAveraged_average

Total Latency (ms)

Average amount of time taken for a command from the perspective of the guest operating system. This metric is the sum of the Kernel Latency and Physical Device Latency metrics.

Key: disk|totalLatency_average

Total Throughput (KBps)

Average of the sum of the data read and written for all of the disk instances of the host or virtual machine.

Key: disk|usage_average

Total queued outstanding operations

Sum of queued operations and outstanding operations.

Key: disk|sum_queued_oio

Max observed OIO

Max observed IO for a disk.

Key: disk|max_observed

Memory Metrics for Data Centers

Memory metrics provide information about memory use and allocation.

Metric Name

Description

Contention (%)

Machine Contention Percentage.

Key: mem|host_contentionPct

Machine Demand (KB)

Memory machine demand in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_demand

ESX System Usage

Memory usage by the VM kernel and ESX user-level services.

Key: mem|host_systemUsage

Provisioned Memory (KB)

Provisioned host memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_provisioned

Reserved Capacity (KB)

Reserved memory capacity in kilobytes.

Key: mem|reservedCapacity_average

Usable Memory (KB)

Usable host memory in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_usable

Host Usage

Host memory use in kilobytes.

Key: mem|host_usage

Usage/Usable (%)

Percent host memory used.

Key: mem|host_usagePct

VM Overhead

Memory overhead reported by host.

Key: mem|overhead_average

Stress Balance Factor

Stress Balance Factor.

Key: mem|stress_balance_factor

Lowest Provider Capacity Remaining

Lowest Provider Capacity Remaining.

Key: mem|min_host_capacity_remaining

Workload Balance Factor

Workload Balance Factor.

Key: mem|workload_balance_factor

Highest Provider Workload

Highest Provider Workload.

Key: mem|max_host_workload

Host workload Max-Min Disparity

Difference of Max and Min host workload in the container.

Key: mem|host_workload_disparity

Host stress Max-Min Disparity

Difference of Max and Min host stress in the container.

Key: mem|host_stress_disparity

Network Metrics for Data Centers

Network metrics provide information about network performance.

Metric Name

Description

Packets Dropped

Percentage of packets dropped.

Key: net|droppedPct

Max Observed Throughput

Max observed rate of network throughput.

Key: net|maxObservedKBps

Data Transmit Rate

Average amount of data transmitted per second.

Key: net|transmitted_average

Data Receive Rate

Average amount of data received per second.

Key: net|received_average

Total Throughput (KBps)

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

Key: net|usage_average

Storage Metrics for Data Centers

Storage metrics provide information about storage use.

Metric Name

Description

Total Usage

Total throughput rate.

Key: storage|usage_average

Datastore Metrics for Data Centers

Datastore metrics provide information about Datastore use.

Metric Name

Description

Outstanding IO requests

OIO for datastore.

Key: datastore|demand_oio

Read IOPS

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

Key: datastore|numberReadAveraged_average

Write IOPS

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

Key: datastore|numberWriteAveraged_average

Read Throughput (KBps)

Amount of data read in the performance interval.

Key: datastore|read_average

Write Throughput (KBps)

Amount of data written to disk in the performance interval.

Key: datastore|write_average

Disk Space Metrics for Data Centers

Disk space metrics provide information about disk use.

Metric Name

Description

Virtual machine used

Used virtual machine disk space in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|used

Total disk space used

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

Key: diskspace|total_usage

Total disk space

Total disk space on all datastores visible to this object.

Key: diskspace|total_capacity

Total provisioned disk space

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

Key: diskspace|total_provisioned

Shared Used (GB)

Shared disk space in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|shared

Snapshot Space (GB)

Snapshot disk space in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|snapshot

Virtual Disk Used (GB)

Used virtual disk space in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|diskused

Number of Virtual Disks

Number of Virtual Disks.

Key: diskspace|numvmdisk

Summary Metrics for Data Centers

Summary metrics provide information about overall performance.

Metric Name

Description

Number of Running Hosts

Number of hosts that are ON.

Key: summary|number_running_hosts

Number of Running VMs

Number of running virtual machines.

Key: summary|number_running_vms

Maximum Number of VMs

Maximum number of virtual machines.

Key: summary|max_number_vms

Number of Clusters

Total number of clusters.

Key: summary|total_number_clusters

Number of Hosts

Total number of hosts.

Key: summary|total_number_hosts

Number of VMs

Total number of virtual machines.

Key: summary|total_number_vms

Total Number of Datastores

Total number of datastores.

Key: summary|total_number_datastores

Number of VCPUs on Powered On VMs

Total number of VCPUs of virtual machines that are powered on.

Key: summary|number_running_vcpus

Workload Indicator

Workload indicator.

Key: summary|workload_indicator

Average Running VM Count per Running Host

Average number of running virtual machines per running host.

Key: summary|avg_vm_density

Reclaimable Metrics for Data Centers

Reclaimable metrics provide information about reclaimable resources.

Metric Name

Description

CPU (vCPUs)

Number of reclaimable vCPUs within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|cpu

Disk Space

Reclaimable disk space within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|diskspace

Potential Savings

Potential saving after reclamation of resources of all reclaimable VMs (Idle VMs, Powered Off VMs, VM snapshots) within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|cost

Memory (KB)

Reclaimable memory within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|mem

Virtual Machines

Number of VMs having reclaimable resources (Memory, disk space, vCPU) within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|vm_count

Idle VMs|Potential Savings

Potential saving after reclamation of resources of Idle VMs within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|idle_vms|cost

Powered Off VMs|Potential Savings

Potential saving after reclamation of resources of Powered Off VMs within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|poweredOff_vms|cost

VM Snapshots|Potential Savings

Potential saving after reclamation of VM snapshots within the data center.

Key: reclaimable|vm_snapshots |cost

Cost Metrics for Data Centers

Cost metrics provide information about the cost.

Metric Name

Description

Monthly Cluster Aggregated Allocated Cost

Sum of the monthly allocated cost for both cluster and unclustered hosts.

Key: cost|clusterAllocatedCost

Monthly Cluster Aggregated Cost

The sum of monthly aggregated allocated and unallocated cost for both cluster and unclustered hosts.

Key: cost|clusterCost

Monthly Cluster Aggregated Unallocated Cost

Sum of the monthly unallocated cost for both cluster and unclustered hosts.

Key: cost|clusterUnAllocatedCost

Monthly Datacenter Aggregated Total Cost

Monthly aggregated total cost for the data center.

Key: cost|aggrTotalCost

Monthly Datastore Total Cost

Monthly data store total cost.

Key: cost|totalCost

MTD VM Aggregated Direct Cost

Month to date aggregated VM direct cost across all the VMs under the data center.

Key: cost|vmDirectCost

Disabled Metrics

The following metrics are disabled in this version of vRealize Operations Manager. This means that they do not collect data by default.

You can enable these metrics in the Policy workspace. For more information, in VMware Docs search for Collect Metrics and Properties Details.

Metric Name

Key

Datastore I/O|Max Observed Number of Outstanding IO Operations (IOPS)

datastore|maxObserved_OIO

Datastore I/O|Max Observed Read Rate (KBps)

datastore|maxObserved_Read

Datastore I/O|Max Observed Reads per second (IOPS)

datastore|maxObserved_NumberRead

Datastore I/O|Max Observed Write Rate (KBps)

datastore|maxObserved_Write

Datastore I/O|Max Observed Writes per second (IOPS)0

datastore|maxObserved_NumberWrite

Max Observed Transmitted Throughput

Max observed transmitted rate of network throughput.

Key: net|maxObserved_Tx_KBps

Max Observed Received Throughput

Max observed received rate of network throughput.

Key: net|maxObserved_Rx_KBps

Not Shared (GB)

Unshared disk space in gigabytes.

Key: diskspace|notshared