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VMware vRealize Operations Performance and Capacity Management by Iwan 'e1' Rahabok

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Chapter 4. CPU Counters

We will continue our venture into the world of counters by focusing on CPU counters in this chapter. We will cover both the contention counters and the utilization counters. The topics that will be covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • VM CPU counters
  • ESXi CPU counters
  • Cluster CPU counters
  • CPU counters at high-level objects
  • Guidance on the value you should be setting for each service tier

CPU counters at the VM level

The following screenshot shows the VM CPU counters in vCenter 5.5 taken from the C# client. The Collection Level column does not apply to vRealize Operations. Changing the collection level does not impact what counters get collected by vRealize Operations. It collects all counters from vCenter using its own filter, ...

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