Overallocated VMs page in the vSphere Virtual Machines view

The Overallocated VMs page in the vSphere Virtual Machines view displays a list of all VMs that are overallocated in terms of capacity. 

To access the page, in the TrueSight console navigation pane, click Capacity > Views > Virtualization > vSphere > Virtual Machines, and in the vSphere Virtual Machines page, click the Overallocated VMs tab.

Overallocated VMs table

The Overallocated VMs page displays a summarized view of metrics for all overallocated VMs. Each row in the table corresponds to a VM in the cluster.

Column

Description

Statistical
Type
Metrics 

VM

Name of the VM.

Last valueNAME 
Network NameName of the network to which the VM belongs.Last valueNETWORK_NAME

Description

Brief description of the VM, taken from the metric allocation.

Last valueANNOTATION 

Host

Name of the host on which the VM resides.

Last valueHost name retrieved using relationship VH_CONTAINS_GM 

Cluster

Name of the cluster on which the VM resides.

Last valueCluster name retrieved using relationship VHC_CONTAINS_GM 
Data CenterName of the data center in which the VM belongs.Last value

Data center name retrieved using relationship VHC_CONTAINS_GM and following relationship Cluster.DC_CONTAINS_VHC

vCenterName of the vCenter for this VM.Last valuevCenter name from Cluster.VIRTUALCENTER_NAME using relationship VHC_CONTAINS_GM
vCPUs

Actual number of virtual CPU cores allocated to this VM.

Last valueVCPU_NUM

Total CPU [GHz]

Total CPU allocated to the VM, measured in Gigahertz.

Last valueCPU_MHZ

CPU Spare

Difference between total CPU allocated to the VM and CPU demand of the VM.

CPU Used: 95th percentile

Total CPU: Last value

CPU_NUM, IND_CPU_DEMAND
Recommended vCPUsRecommended virtual CPU cores for this VM. This value is based on the CPU demand indicator which estimates the CPU utilization of the VM in the last 30 days. The CPU utilization depends on the optimization behavior chosen in the settings. N/AIND_CPU_DEMAND

Memory [GB]

Total memory allocated to the VM, measured in Gigabytes.

Last valueTOTAL_REAL_MEM

Memory Spare [GB]

Difference between total memory allocated to the VM and memory demand of the VM.

Memory Demand: based on 95th percentile value of inside OS memory if available, else based on consumed memory of VM.

Total memory: Last value

TOTAL_REAL_MEM, IND_MEM_DEMAND
Recommended Memory [GB]Recommended memory to be allocated to this VM. This value is based on the memory demand indicator which estimates the memory utilization of the VM in the last 30 days. Last valueIND_MEMORY_DEMAND

File System Size [GB]

Total storage space allocated to the VM's file system, measured in Gigabytes.

Last valueTOTAL_FS_SIZE 

File System Spare [GB]

Difference between total file system allocated to the VM and storage demand of the VM.

Storage Demand: Based on 95th percentile of the TOTAL_FS_USED

Total file system: Last value

TOTAL_FS_SIZE, IND_STORAGE_DEMAND
Recommended File System [GB]Recommended storage to be allocated to this VM. This value is based on the storage demand indicator which estimates the filesystem utilization of the VM in the last 30 days.Last valueIND_STORAGE_DEMAND 

To view details for a particular VM

To view the details page for a specific VM, click its (hyper-linked) name under the VM column. You can use the sorting and filtering options on the page to find a specific cluster. 

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

The VM details page displays information for the selected VM under the following sections or panels:

Section or PanelDescription
Summary page

A quick graphical summary of the CPU and memory utilization, and network bit rate and disk transfer rate for the VM. 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.

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 other time filter options to view charts over a different time resolution

For more information, see Virtual Machine page in the vSphere Data Explorer view.

Configuration Details pageConfiguration information about the cluster.
Related Information panel

Links to detailed pages for thresholds.  

Recommendations panelAll available recommendations for the VM. For more information, see Recommendations page in the vSphere Virtual Machines view.
Tags panelList of tags that are associated with the VM. You can assign or remove tags by using the Edit Tags option from the Tags action menu.

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