Provider vDCs page in the vCloud view

A Provider Virtual Data Center (PvDC) combines the compute and memory resources of a single vCenter Server resource pool with the storage resources of one or more data stores connected to that resource pool. You can create multiple provider vDCs for users in different geographic locations or business units, or for users with different performance requirements. A PvDC is used as the source for Organization vDCs.

To access this page, in the TrueSight console, select Capacity > Views > Cloud > vCloud and click the Provider vDCs tab.

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The following figure shows the Provider vDCs view page displaying the provider vDCs related information. 

An example of vCloud Provider vDCs tab 

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Viewing the Provider vDCs table

The Provider vDCs table lists all Provider vDCs of the vCloud view contained in the selected vCloud.

 Each row corresponds to the Provider vDC and displays the following information. For more information about sorting, see Sorting a table in the TrueSight console. 

Provider vDC table: Description of columns




Name of the Provider vDC. Clicking on one of the provider vDCs in this column takes you to the Provider vDCs Details page.

vCloudName of the vCloud system.
CPU Capacity [GHz]Total CPU available for PvDC.
CPU Allocation [GHz]Number of CPU units that have been allocated to consumers that is all Organization vDCs under Provider vDC.
Memory Capacity [GB]Total memory available for PvDC.
Memory Allocation [GB]Number of memory units that have been allocated to consumers that is all Organization vDCs under Provider vDC.
Datastore Capacity [GB]Total storage available for PvDC.
Datastore Allocation [GB]Number of datastore units that have been allocated to consumers that is all Organization vDCs under Provider vDC.
CPU Util [%]Percentage(%) utilization ratio of CPU_UTILMHZ and CPU_TOTAL_MHZ.
Memory Util [%]Percentage(%) utilization ratio of MEM_USED and TOTAL_REAL_MEM.
Datastore Util [%]Percentage(%) utilization ratio of TOTAL_DSTORE_USED and TOTAL_DSTORE_SIZE.
#vCPU ONTotal numbers of virtual CPUs for VMs that are truned ON.
VCPU Residual CapacityTotal amount of VCPU residual capacity.
Bottleneck ResourceTotal amount of botteneck resource.
Days To SaturationExpected number of days before the capacity of the provider is exhausted

For more information on the Days to Saturation and other indicator parameters used for metric computations in this view, see Indicators.


  • All values in charts and tables are calculated over the last seven days, and data trends are calculated over the current and previous month.
  • Metrics are calculated as an average of the analysis period, unless specified otherwise.

Viewing detailed information about a Provider vDC

After you click on the Provider vDCs in the Name column, the details for that Provider vDCs are displayed in the Provider vDCs Details page. The Provider vDCs Details page displays the following information:  

Provider vDCs details table

Section or PanelDescription
General details section

General Provider vDC details, such as Provider vDC name, type, and a number of elements within it are displayed. The cloud type is vCloud - Provider vDC.

Related Information panel

Clicking the links in the Related Information panel displays the other information related to the selected Provider vDC

  • Thresholds: Clicking on the link cross-launches to the Capacity Optimization console and take you to the Thresholds page for the selected Provider vDC. For more information, see Adding and viewing thresholds.

  • Organization vDC: Displays information for all organization vDCs for the selected vCloud. For more information, see Organization vDCs .
Tags panelDisplays tags, if any, that are associated with the Provider vDC. You can add tags to the Provider vDC using the action menuthat is located next to Tags. For more information, see Working with tag filters
Summary tab

The Summary tab, that is displayed by default, displays details for the selected Provider vDC in a horizontal summary table, as well as charts. 

Analysis charts: Core metrics for the selected entity are displayed as analysis charts, depending on available data. A link at the bottom of each chart allows you to view the data for a specific resource type. You can download, save an offline copy, annotate, and print the charts. For more information, see Managing charts.

Configuration Details tabThe Configuration Details tab displays the configuration matrix for the selected Provider vDC

An example of the Provider vDC page

Using data filter and other controls in tables

You can export and filter the information that is displayed in tables to suit your need. For instance, you can show or hide columns, filter tables on particular domains, select a different cloud, and so on.

For more information, see Exporting and filtering tables.

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