vSphere Virtual Machines view

A vSphere virtual machine (VM) is an isolated software container that can run its own applications and operating systems as if it were a stand-alone physical computer. It behaves exactly like a physical computer and has its own virtual (software-based) CPU, memory, storage and network interfaces, and allow flexible and dynamic allocation of CPU and memory resources.

To access the vSphere Virtual Machines view in the TrueSight console, in the navigation panel, select   > Capacity > Views > Virtualization > vSphere > Virtual Machine.The vSphere Virtual Machine view enables you to manage the capacity of a virtualized infrastructure running vSphere, and presents key capacity metrics and charts for vSphere VMs. You can use vSphere VM views to see the total capacity, idle capacity, most-utilized and least-utilized capacity and growth trends for CPU and memory subsystems. The view also provides recommendations that provide a set of recommended actions to help you resolve issues for your vSphere virtualized infrastructure.

An example of vSphere Virtual Machines view


For more information about the vSphere VM view, see the following topics:

Settings for vSphere Virtual Machines view

You can use the Settings page to configure the settings for all pages in the vSphere Virtual Machines view. To access this page, on the vSphere Virtual Machines view page, select > Edit Settings.

Local settings

You can manage the local thresholds by configuring the Other Settings.

FieldDescription

Other Settings

Top/Bottoms VMs Rank - CPU Weight
Edit the required vSphere Virtual Machines CPU Weight. This factor is used to Rank VMs in the view.
Top/Bottoms Partition Rank -  Memory Weight
Edit the required vSphere Virtual Machines Memory Weight. This factor is used to Rank VMs in the view.
Top/Bottoms Partition Rank - Storage WeightEdit the required vSphere Virtual Machines Storage Weight. This factor is used to Rank VMs in the view.
Show VM TemplatesClick to enable or disable the display of VM templates in the vSphere Virtual Machines view.
CPU Starved VMs - CPU Ready [%] Threshold

Edit the required CPU Ready [%] Threshold for the CPU Starved VMs.

High File System Usage VMs - FS Usage ThresholdEdit the required FS Usage Threshold for the High File System Usage VMs.
Memory starved VMs - Ballooning [MB] ThresholdEdit the required Ballooning [MB] Threshold for the Memory starved VMs.
Memory starved VMs - Swap Rate [KB/s] ThresholdEdit the required Swap Rate [KB/s] Threshold for the Memory starved VMs.
Memory starved VMs - Memory Usage [%] ThresholdEdit the required Memory Usage [%] Threshold for the Memory starved VMs.
High Latency VMs - Times Latency Exceed ThresholdEdit the required Times Latency Exceed Threshold for the High Latency VMs.
High Latency VMs - Latency (msec) Exceed ThresholdEdit the required Latency (msec) Exceed Threshold for the High Latency VMs.
Optimization behavior

Optimization behaviorDescription
Aggressive

Resource utilization in the server is computed by considering the average value of hourly samples. Spikes in the resource utilization within the hour are not considered. Then, 95th percentile of the hourly value over the last 30 days is computed for each resource to generate the configuration of the target virtual machine or instance type.

Balanced (Default)

Resource utilization in the server is computed by considering the 90th percentile value of hourly samples. Only 10% of spikes in the utilization within the hour are not considered. Then, 95th percentile of the hourly value over the last 30 days is computed for each resource to generate the configuration of the target virtual machine or instance type.

Conservative

Resource utilization in the server is computed by considering the 99th percentile value of hourly samples. Only 1% of spikes in the utilization within the hour are not considered. Then, 95th percentile of the hourly value over the last 30 days is computed for each resource to generate the configuration of the target virtual machine or instance type.

Information

If you select the Conservative or Balanced optimization behavior for a server that is not instrumented, the results are based on the Aggressive behavior.

BMC recommends the Conservative behavior for servers that are running business-critical applications.

Data views

Displays the details when the view was last refreshed. Click Refresh views to refresh all vSphere Virtual Machines views. After you click this button, all vSphere Virtual Machines views are scheduled for materialization.

The option to Refresh views is available only if your user role has permissions to edit the view. For more details about permissions, see Adding and managing roles.



 

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