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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Discussing vCenter Server metrics

In the following pages, we will focus on the various vCenter Server metrics and how to use them.

Utilizing metrics

To utilize metrics, particular elements (such as cluster, ESXi host, VM, and so on) need to be selected in vSphere Web Client. Later, the Monitor pane is chosen. It is possible to choose between two views.

The Overview gives you 24 hour statistics. Refer to the following table for displayed information:

Entity type

Information

Data center

  • CPU and memory usage for clusters
  • Space utilization per file and in GB for datastores

Host

  • CPU usage in percent and MHz
  • Memory usage in percent
  • Memory swapping and ballooning
  • Disk latency and usage in KBps

Cluster

  • CPU utilization in MHz
  • Memory consumption in MB

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