Virtual Machines page in the KVM Overview view

The Virtual Machines page provides an overview of all available VMs in the KVM virtualization environment, and displays total and used capacity for core metrics.

To access this page, in the TrueSight console, select Capacity > Views > Virtualization > KVM > Overview > Virtual Machines

An example of a Virtual Machines page

Viewing the Virtual Machines table

The KVM Virtual Machines table lists all KVM VMs present in all KVM hosts (unless filtered through the hosts filter) in the selected domain.

  • By default, the metric tables in this view are filtered on all domains. Use the domain filter options to select the required domain from the table.
  • By default, the summarization time range for all metrics is set to Last 30 days. Use the time filter options controls to select an alternate range.

For detailed information on how to use filters, see Using filtering options in views in the TrueSight console.

Each row corresponds to a KVM VM and shows the following information:

KVM Partitions table: Description of columns



VMVirtual machine name.Last valueNAME


Name of the host that the virtual machine belongs to

Last valueRelationship VH_CONTAINS_GM is used to get the NAME of the host 


Number of virtual CPUs that are configured for the KVM VM

Last valueCPU_NUM

CPU Util [%]

Percentage of CPU used by the KVM VM.

95th percentileCPU_UTIL

Memory [GB]

Physical memory configured for the virtual machine.

Memory Used [GB]Total physical memory used by the virtual machine.95th PercentileMEM_CONSUMED
Memory Util [%]Total memory utilization of the virtual machine.95th PercentileMEM_UTIL

Disk I/O Rate [MB/s]

95th percentile value of the disk I/O rate in megabytes per second.


Network Rate [Mbit/s]

95th percentile value of the network I/O rate in megabits second.

95th PercentileNET_BIT_RATE

Viewing details of a particular KVM VM

Click the name of the KVM VM under the VM column in the Virtual Machines table. The following VM details are displayed:

  • General details: General host details, such as name, type, description and number of elements within it are displayed at the top of the page. 

  • Tags panel: Displays tags, if any, that are associated with the cluster. For more information, see Working with tag filters.

  • Related Information: The Related Information panel at the top of the page contains the following links:

    • Thresholds: The thresholds page allows you to view and manage threshold settings for the selected AIX logical partition host. See Adding and viewing thresholds for detailed information.
  • Summary information: The Summary tab, that is displayed by default, displays details for the selected cluster 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. At the bottom of each chart is a link that takes you to the Data Explorer view for the specific resource type, and displays charts and information for a larger set of metrics.

    To return to this page, click located towards the top-right side in the Data Explorer tab.

    The data displayed in Data Explorer view charts for any resource part of this view category, is based on the time filter that is applied to the primary view in this tab. You can select Advanced time periods (other than default/basic) from the Data Explorer view for the selected resource, to view charts over a different time resolution.

    For more information, see Hosts page in the Data Explorer view.

  • Configuration Details: The Configuration Details tab displays the configuration metrics for the cluster. 

The following figure shows the details page for a KVM VM:

Partition View: An example of a partition details page

Using data filter and other controls in tables

You can sort 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, and so on.

For more information, see Sorting a table in the TrueSight console and Using filtering options in views in the TrueSight console.

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