Metrics collected by VMware ETLs

This topic lists Configuration and Performance metrics in TrueSight Capacity Optimization collected by VMware ETL modules for entities such as Virtual Hosts, Clusters, VMs, Resource Pools, Datastores, Datastore Clusters, and data centers.

 

Note

If resolution of data collection from vCenter is more than the specified aggregation period, then the metrics are not aggregated at the specified aggregation period. The aggregation occurs at the default aggregation period.

Virtual Host configuration metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

Description

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

BYDISK_MODEL

The model of the disk.YesYes

BYDISK_SIZE

The disk size in bytes.YesYes

BYDSTORE_ID

The id of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesYes

BYDSTORE_NAME

The Name of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesYes

BYDSTORE_SIZE

The total size of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesYes

BYDSTORE_TYPE

The Type of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesYes

BYDSTORE_URL

The URL of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesYes

BYIF_BANDWIDTH

The bandwidth of the network interface.YesYes

BYLDISK_EXTENTS_NAMES

The name of the partitions used to extent a VMFS filesystem, for each VMFS filesystem of the system.YesYes

BYLDISK_SIZE

The logical disk size in bytes.YesYes

CLUSTER_NAME

The name of the cluster to which this server belongs.YesYes

CPU_CORES_PER_SOCKET

The CPU cores per socket.YesYes

CPU_FAMILY

The architecture type of CPU.YesNo

CPU_MHZ

The frequency of each physical CPU coreYesYes

CPU_MODEL

The hardware model of CPU.YesYes

CPU_NUM

The number of CPU cores physically on the systemYesYes

CPU_PACKAGE_NUM

The number of CPU packages physically installed on the system sockets.YesYes
CPU_THREADS_PER_COREThe CPU threads per core.YesNo

CPU_TOTAL_MHZ

The total frequency of CPU (the sum of each physical CPU core)YesYes

DISK_NUM 

The number of disks on the system.YesNo
HOST_IDThe hardware identifier of the host. For VMWare hosts, it is the UUID.YesNo
HOST_CONNECTION_STATE
Virtual Host Connection State (connected|disconnected|notResponding)
Yes 

HW_MODEL

The hardware model of the system.YesYes
HW_VENDOR 1
The hardware vendor of the system.
Yes No

LCPU_NUM

The total number of Logical CPUs on the system.YesNo

LDISK_NUM

The number of logical disks in the system.YesYes

MAINTENANCE_MODE

The value indicates whether the system is in maintenance mode. Value is 1 if system is in maintenance mode, 0 otherwise.YesYes

NETIF_NUM

The number of network interfaces on the system.YesYes

NET_BANDWIDTH

The network bandwidth.YesYes

NET_IP_ADDRESS

The main IP address of the system.YesNo

OS_FAMILY

A string representing the family of the operating system.YesNo

OS_TYPE

A string representing the name of the operating system.YesYes

OS_VER

A string representing the version of the operating system.YesYes

TIMEZONE

A string representing the timezone international code for the systemYesYes

TOTAL_DSTORE_SIZE

The sum of the size of the datastores used by this system in bytes.YesYes

TOTAL_REAL_MEM

The total amount of memory installed on the system.YesYes

VIRTUALCENTER_NAME

The name of the Virtual Center.YesYes

1 Indicates metrics that are set at level 4. These metrics are imported only when the collection level of the ETL is set to ‘Extended’. For information about changing the collection level, see VMware vCenter Extractor Service. Alternatively, you can create a custom metric profile to change the level of these metrics. For more information, see Adding and managing metric profiles.

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Virtual Host performance metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

 Description

VMware metric

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

BYCPU_CPU_UTILPercentage of time the CPU was not idle during the interval for each CPU of the system. The subobject specifies the CPU id.cpu.usage.averageYes 

BYDSTORE_AVG_READ_NUM

The averaged number of read operations by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.numberReadAveraged

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_AVG_WRITE_NUM

The averaged number of write operations by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.numberWriteAveraged

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_FREE

The free space of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

NA

Yes

Yes

BYDSTORE_IO_RATE

The IO rate performed on a datastore in OP/s. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.datastoreIops

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_PROVISIONEDThe provisioned space of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.NAYes 

BYDSTORE_READ_LATENCY

The read latency by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.totalReadLatency

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_READ_RATE

The read transfer rate performed on a datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.read

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_USEDThe space used by Datastore.NAYesYes
BYDSTORE_UTILStorage space utilization percentage. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.NA  

BYDSTORE_WRITE_LATENCY

Write latency by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.totalWriteLatency

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_WRITE_RATE

The write transfer rate performed on a datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.write

Yes

No

BYIF_BIT_RATE

The number of Bit per second sent and received during the interval through the network
interface specified in the subobject.

NA

Yes

No

BYIF_IN_BYTE_RATE

The number of Bytes per second received during the interval through the network interface
specified in the subobject.

NA

Yes

Yes

BYIF_IN_ERROR_RATE

Rate of input errors (errors/sec), by an interface.

NA

Yes

No

BYIF_IN_PKT_DROP_PCTPercentage of Inbound dropped packets by an interface.net.droppedRx.summationYes 

BYIF_IN_PKT_RATE

The number of successful physical packets per second received during the interval through the network interface specified in the subobject.

NA

Yes

Yes

BYIF_OUT_BYTE_RATE

The number of Bytes per second sent during the interval through the network interface specified in the subobject.

NA

Yes

Yes

BYIF_OUT_ERROR_RATE

Rate of output errors (errors/sec), by an interface

NA

Yes

No

BYIF_OUT_PKT_DROP_PCTPercentage of Outbound dropped packets by an interface.net.droppedTx.summationYes 

BYIF_OUT_PKT_RATE

The number of successful physical packets per second sent during the interval through the network interface specified in the subobject.

NA

Yes

Yes

CPU_COSTOPAmount of time a SMP virtual machine was ready to run, but incurred delays due to co-vCPU scheduling contention.cpu.costopYesNo

CPU_DEMAND

The amount of CPU resources a VM would use if there were no CPU contention or CPU limit.cpu.demand.averageYes 

CPU_READY 1

The percentage of time the CPU was in Ready state during the interval in a Guest Machine.

cpu.ready

Yes

No

CPU_UTIL 1

The percentage of time the CPU was not idle during the interval.

cpu.usage

Yes

Yes
CPU_UTIL_IDLEThe percentage of time the CPU was in idle mode during the interval.cpu.idleYesNo

CPU_UTIL_OPTIMIZED

CPU utilization optimized as a percentage during the interval for a host system. CPU util % and CPU utilization optimized may be different due to power management technologies or hyper-threadin.cpu.utilization.averageYes 

CPU_UTIL_OVERHEAD

The percentage of time the CPU was not idle during the interval performed for the virtualization layerNAYesNo
CPU_UTIL_SYSTEMThe percentage of time the CPU was in system mode during the interval.NAYesNo
CPU_UTIL_USERThe percentage of time the CPU was in user mode during the interval.NAYesNo

CPU_UTILMHZ1

Average number of MHz the CPU was not idle during the interval

cpu.usagemhz

Yes

Yes

CPU_UTILMHZ_HMCPU MHz consumption as the highmark countercpu.usagemhzYesNo
CPU_WAITThe CPU waitcpu.waitYesYes

DISK_BUS_RESETS_RATE

Number of SCSI-bus reset commands issued during the collection interval.

disk.busResets

Yes

No

DISK_COMMANDS_ABORTED_RATE

Number of SCSI commands aborted during the collection interval.

disk.commandsAborted

Yes

No

DISK_MAX_LATENCY
The disk max latency
disk.maxTotalLatency.latest Yes 
DISK_PAGING_IO_RATE2 Disk Average I/O Rate aggregated by host (paging). YesNo

DISK_PHYS_IO_RATE

The number of physical IOs per second during the interval.

disk.iorate

Yes

No

DISK_READ_RATE

The average Bytes per second read from disk device during the interval

disk.read

Yes

Yes

DISK_TOTAL_LATENCY

The disk total latency.

disk.totalLatency

Yes

No

DISK_TOTAL_LATENCY_PEAK

The disk total latency peak.disk.maxTotalLatencyYesYes

DISK_TRANSFER_RATE

The average number of bytes per second at which data was transferred

disk.transfer

Yes

Yes

DISK_WRITE_RATE

The average Bytes per second write to disk device during the interval

disk.write

Yes

Yes

GM_NUM

Number of Guest Machines

NA

Yes

Yes

GM_ON_NUM

Number of Powered On Guest Machines

NA

Yes

Yes

MEM_ACTIVE 1

Sum of the physical memory sizes of the data and stack regions for processes that are
currently on the run queue or processes that have executed recently

mem.active

Yes

Yes

MEM_BALLOONING 1

Amount of memory reclaimed by ballooning

mem.vmmemctl

Yes

Yes

MEM_CONSUMED1

Amount of memory effectively consumed by the Guest Machine. This is less than Memory Granted as some memory is saved with sharing. The The subobject specifies the Guest Machine id.

mem.consumed

Yes

Yes

MEM_FREE1
The total free memory, in bytes.NAYesNo

MEM_GRANTED 1

The sum of memory granted to all Guest Machines. If some memory blocks are shared among GMs, its value can be more than host physical memory.

mem.granted

Yes

Yes

MEM_HEAP1

Amount of memory allocated for heap.

mem.heap

Yes

No

MEM_HEAP_FREE1

Amount of free space in the memory heap.

mem.heapfree

Yes

No

MEM_OVERHEAD 1

Memory consumed for virtualization

mem.overhead

Yes

Yes

MEM_SHARED 1

Amount of memory shared via transparent page sharing

mem.shared

Yes

Yes

MEM_SHARED_COMMON1

Amount of memory that is shared in common between virtual machines. 

mem.sharedcommon

Yes

Yes

MEM_SWAP_IN_BYTE_RATE 1

The number of bytes per second reactivated (HP-UX) or swapped in (all other OS).

mem.swapinRate

Yes

Yes

MEM_SWAP_OUT_BYTE_RATE 1

The number of bytes per second swapped out during the interval.

mem.swapoutRate

Yes

Yes

MEM_UNRESERVED 2 

Amount of memory that unreserved by virtual machine memory, overhead, or system
resource reservations. 

mem.unreserved

Yes

Yes

MEM_UTIL 2

The percentage of physical memory in use during the interval.

mem.usage

Yes

Yes

MEM_VMKERNEL 2The amount of memory used by VM kernel.

mem.sysusage

YesNo
MEM_ZERO
The amount of memory that contains zeroes only.

mem.zero

YesNo

NET_BIT_RATE

The average Bit/s sent and received.

net.usage

Yes

Yes

NET_IN_BIT_RATEThe amount of data that is received per second (measured as bit/sec).net.receivedYesNo
NET_OUT_BIT_RATEThe amount of data that is sent per second (measured as bit/sec).
net.transmittedYesNo

NET_IN_BYTE_RATE

The average bytes/s received.

net.received

Yes

Yes

NET_OUT_BYTE_RATE

The average Bytes/s sent.

net.transmitted

Yes

Yes

NET_IN_PKT_ERROR_RATE

The total number of input physical packets dropped during the interval.

net.droppedRx

Yes

No

NET_IN_PKT_RATE

The total number of physical packets received during the interval.

net.packetsRx

Yes

No

NET_OUT_PKT_ERROR_RATE

The total number of output physical packets dropped during the interval.

net.droppedTx

Yes

No

NET_OUT_PKT_RATE

The number of successful packets per second sent through the network interfaces
during the interval.

net.packetsTx

Yes

No

TOTAL_DSTORE_FREE

The sum of the free space of all the datastores used by this system in bytes.

NA

Yes

Yes

TOTAL_DSTORE_PROVISIONED

The sum of the provisioned space of all the datastores used by this system in bytes.

NA  

TOTAL_DSTORE_USED

Total physical datastore space used by this machine and all its snapshots on the datastores.

NA

Yes

Yes

TOTAL_DSTORE_UTILTotal physical storage space utilization % on this cloud system.NAYes 
SWAP_SPACE_USEDThe amount in bytes of swap space used.

mem.swapused

YesNo

VCPU_NUM

The number of configured Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines.

NA

Yes

Yes

VCPU_ON_NUM

The number of powered on Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines.

NA

Yes

Yes

1 Indicates metrics for which custom details can be imported using the VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL.

2 Indicates metrics that are set at level 4. These metrics are imported only when the collection level of the ETL is set to ‘Extended’. For information about changing the collection level, see VMware vCenter Extractor Service . Alternatively, you can create a custom metric profile to change the level of these metrics. For more information, see Adding and managing metric profiles.

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Virtual Machine configuration metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

DescriptionAvailable in Extractor ServiceAvailable in History Extractor
ANNOTATIONThe annotation of a Guest MachineYes 

BYFS_SIZE

Filesystem size, in Bytes.YesYes

BYLDISK_SIZE

Logical disk size (bytes).YesYes
BYSNAPSHOT_SIZEThe total size of the snapshot in bytes. The subobject specifies the snapshot id.YesNo
BYSNAPSHOT_CREATION_DATECreation date of a snapshot. The subobject specifies the snapshot id.YesNo

CLUSTER_NAME

The name of the cluster this server belongs toYesYes
CPU_COMPUTED_LIMIT_OPTA computed limit in CPU capacity that can be allocated to the Guest Machine, in a scenario without resource contention. The computation is based on limits and reservation of all the Guest Machines on the same host.Yes 
CPU_COMPUTED_LIMIT_PESSA computed limit in CPU capacity that can be allocated to the Guest Machine, in a scenario of maximum resource contention. The computation is based on limits, reservation and shares of all the Guest Machines and Resource Pools on the same host.Yes 

CPU_FAMILY

The architecture type of CPU.NoNo

CPU_LIMIT_MHZ

The maximum frequency of physical CPU that can be allocated. A value of -1 means the limit is not set.YesYes

CPU_MHZ

The frequency of each physical CPU coreYesYes

CPU_NUM

The number of CPU cores physically on the system.YesYes

CPU_RESERVED_MHZ

The frequency of physical CPU reserved.YesYes

CPU_SHARES

The shares value of physical CPU allocated.YesYes
CPU_SHARES_PERCThe percentage shares value of physical CPU allocated to a Guest Machine over the shares that are allocated to the other Guest Machines of the same host. The subobject specifies the Guest Machine id.Yes 

DSTORE_IDS

The list of id of the Datastores where this Guest Machines is stored to stored, separated by ':'NoYes

DSTORE_NAMES

The list of names of the Datastores where this Guest Machines is stored to stored, separated by ':'.NoYes
DISK_NUM1 The number of disksYesNo

HOST_ID

The hardware identifier of the host. For VMWare hosts its the UUID.YesYes

HOST_NAME

The network host name identifier.YesYes

LDISK_NUM

The number of logical disks in the system.YesYes
MEM_COMPUTED_LIMIT_OPT   
MEM_COMPUTED_LIMIT_PESSA computed limit in memory capacity that can be allocated to the Guest Machine, in a scenario of maximum resource contention. The computation is based on limits, reservation and shares of all the Guest Machines and Resource Pools on the same host.Yes 

MEM_LIMIT

The maximum amount of physical memory that can be allocated.YesYes

MEM_SHARES

The shares value of physical memory allocated.YesYes
MEM_SHARES_PERCThe percentage shares value of physical memory allocated to a Guest Machine over the shares allocated to the other Guest Machines of the same host.Yes 

NETIF_NUM

The number of network interfaces on the system.YesYes
NET_IP_ADDRESS1 The main IP address.YesNo

OS_FAMILY

A string representing the family of the operating system.YesNo

OS_TYPE

A string representing the name of the operating system.YesYes
OLDEST_SNAPSHOT_AGEThe oldest snapshot age.YesNo
PARTITION_NAMEThe virtual machine identifierYes 

RESERVED_MEM

The amount of memory reserved for a Guest Machine.YesYes

SNAPSHOT_NUMBER

The number of snapshots of this Guest Machine.YesYes

TOTAL_FS_SIZE

The total size of all the filesystems, in Bytes.NoYes

TOTAL_LDISK_SIZE

The total disk size (bytes) for all logical disk in the system.YesYes

TOTAL_REAL_MEM

The total amount of memory installed on the system.YesYes

VM_DISKS_THIN_PROVISIONED

Identify if the disks associated with a VM are thin provisioned.YesNo

VM_LAST_STATUS

Guest Machine last known power status. Set to 1 if the guest machine is running, 0 otherwise.YesYes
VM_TEMPLATEIdentify if virtual machine is a template.YesYes
VM_TOOLS_STATUSCurrent running status of VMware Tools in the guest operating systemYes 
VM_TOOLS_VERSIONCurrent version status of VMware Tools in the guest operating systemYes 

1 Indicates metrics that are set at level 4. These metrics are imported only when the collection level of the ETL is set to ‘Extended’. For information about changing the collection level, see VMware vCenter Extractor Service. Alternatively, you can create a custom metric profile to change the level of these metrics. For more information, see Adding and managing metric profiles.

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Virtual Machine performance metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

 Description

VMware metric

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

BYDSTORE_AVG_READ_NUM

Averaged number of read operations by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.numberReadAveraged

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_AVG_WRITE_NUM

Averaged number of write operations by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.numberWriteAveraged

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_IO_RATE

The IO rate performed on a datastore in OP/s. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.datastoreIops

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_PROVISIONED

The provisioned space of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

NA

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_READ_LATENCY

Read latency by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.totalReadLatency

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_READ_RATE

The read transfer rate performed on a datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.read

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_USED

The used space of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

NA

Yes

Yes

BYDSTORE_WRITE_LATENCY

Write latency by Datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.totalWriteLatency

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_WRITE_RATE

The write transfer rate performed on a datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

datastore.write

Yes

No

BYFS_FREE

Free disk space of a specific filesystem, in Bytes.

GuestDiskInfo.freespace

Yes

Yes

BYFS_USED

Used disk space of a specific filesystem, in Bytes.

GuestDiskInfo.capacity - GuestDiskInfo.freespace

Yes

Yes

BYFS_USED_SPACE_PCT

The percentage of used disk space of a specific filesystem.

GuestDiskInfo.freespace/
GuestDiskInfo.capacity

No

Yes

BYSNAPSHOT_SIZE

The total size of the snapshot in bytes. The subobject specifies the snapshot id.

NA

Yes

No

CPU_DEMANDThe amount of CPU resources a VM would use if there were no CPU contention or CPU limit.cpu.demand.averageYes 

CPU_READY1

Percentage of time the CPU was in Ready state during the interval in a Guest Machine.

NA

Yes

No

CPU_UTIL1

Percentage of time the CPU was not idle during the interval.

cpu.usage

Yes

No

CPU_UTIL_IDLEThe percentage of time the CPU was in idle mode during the interval.NAYesNo

CPU_UTILMHZ1

Average number of MHz the CPU was not idle during the interval.

cpu.usagemhz

Yes

No

CPU_UTILMHZ_HMCPU MHz consumption as a highmark countercpu.usagemhzYesNo
CPU_UTIL_SYSTEM3 The CPU utilization percentage in system mode.cpu.systemYesNo
CPU_UTIL_USER3 The CPU utilization percentage in user mode.cpu.usage - cpu.systemYesNo
CPU_COSTOPThe percentage of time the CPU was in Co-stop state during the interval.cpu.costopYesNo
CPU_WAITThe CPU waitcpu.waitYesYes

DISK_BUS_RESETS_RATE

Number of SCSI-bus reset commands issued during the collection interval.

disk.busResets

Yes

No

DISK_COMMANDS_ABORTED_RATE

Number of SCSI commands aborted during the collection interval.

disk.commandsAborted

Yes

No

DISK_MAX_LATENCYThe disk max latencydisk.maxTotalLatency.latestYes 
DISK_PAGING_IO_RATE 3
Disk Average I/O Rate aggregated by host (paging).
NAYesNo

DISK_PHYS_IO_RATE

The average number of physical IO requests per second for this disk. The subobject specifies the Disk id.

disk.iorate

Yes

No

DISK_READ_RATEThe average Bytes per second read from disk device during the interval.disk.read.averageYes 
DISK_TOTAL_LATENCYThe disk total latency.disk.totalLatency.averageYes 
DISK_TRANSFER_RATEThe average number of bytes per second at which data was transferred.disk.usage.averageYes 
DISK_WRITE_RATEThe average Bytes per second write to disk device during the interval.disk.write.averageYes 

DRS_NUM

Number of Guest Machine migration events

vmop.numVMotion

Yes

No

MEM_ACTIVE1

Sum of the physical memory sizes of the data and stack regions for processes that are currently on the run queue or processes that have executed recently

mem.active

Yes

No

MEM_BALLOONING1

Amount of memory reclaimed by ballooning

mem.vmmemctl

Yes

No

MEM_CONSUMED1

Amount of memory effectively consumed by the Guest Machine. This is less than Memory Granted as some memory is saved with sharing. The The subobject specifies the Guest Machine id.

mem.consumed

Yes

No

MEM_GRANTED1

The sum of memory granted to all Guest Machines. If some memory blocks are shared among GMs, its value can be more than host physical memory.

mem.granted

Yes

No

MEM_HEAP1

Amount of memory allocated for heap. 

mem.heap

Yes

No

MEM_HEAP_FREE1

Amount of free space in the memory heap.

mem.heapfree

Yes

No

MEM_OVERHEAD1

Memory consumed for virtualization

mem.overhead

Yes

No

MEM_SHARED 1

Amount of memory shared via transparent page sharing

mem.shared

Yes

No

MEM_SHARED_COMMON1

Amount of memory that is shared in common between virtual machines. 

mem.sharedcommon

Yes

No

MEM_SWAP_IN_BYTE_RATE1

The number of bytes per second reactivated (HP-UX) or swapped in (all other OS).

mem.swapinRate

Yes

No

MEM_SWAP_OUT_BYTE_RATE1

The number of bytes per second swapped out during the interval.

mem.swapoutRate

Yes

No

MEM_UNRESERVED

Amount of memory that unreserved by virtual machine memory, overhead, or system resource reservations. 

mem.unreserved

Yes

No

MEM_UTIL1

The percentage of physical memory in use during the interval.

mem.usage

Yes

No

MEM_ZERO 3 Memory that contains zero (0) only.mem.zeroYesNo

NET_BIT_RATE

Average Bit/s sent and received

net.usage

Yes

No

NET_IN_BYTE_RATE

Average Bytes/s received 

net.received

Yes

No

NET_IN_PKT_ERROR_RATE

The total number of input physical packets dropped during the interval.

net.droppedRx

Yes

No

NET_IN_PKT_RATE

The total number of physical packets received during the interval.

net.packetsRx

Yes

No

NET_OUT_BYTE_RATE

Average Bytes/s sent

net.transmitted

Yes

No

NET_OUT_PKT_ERROR_RATE

The total number of output physical packets dropped during the interval.

net.droppedTx

Yes

No

NET_OUT_PKT_RATE

The number of successful packets per second sent through the network interfaces during the interval.

net.packetsTx

Yes

No

SWAP_SPACE_USED 3 The amount of swap space in use.mem.swapusedYesNo
SNAPSHOT_SIZEThe total size of the snapshot in bytes (used at cluster/datastore level).NAYes 
TOTAL_DSTORE_UTIL3 The total dstore space utilization in percentage.NAYesNo
TOTAL_DSTORE_USEDTotal physical datastore space used by this machine and all its snapshots on the datastores.NAYes 

TOTAL_FS_USED 2

The used disk space on all filesystems, in Bytes.

NA

Yes

Yes

TOTAL_FS_UTIL3 The total file system utilization in percentage.NAYesNo

TOTAL_STORAGE_PROVISIONED

Total physical storage space provisioned for this Guest Machine and all its snapshots.

NA

Yes

No

TOTAL_STORAGE_USED

Total physical storage space used by this Guest Machine and all its snapshots.

NA

Yes

No

UPTIME

Total Uptime

sys.uptime

Yes

Yes

1 Indicates metrics for which custom details can be imported using the VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL.

2 Indicates metrics for which details will be imported every 15 minutes irrespective of the resolution used in the VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL.

3 Indicates metrics that are set at level 4. These metrics are imported only when the collection level of the ETL is set to ‘Extended’. For information about changing the collection level, see VMware vCenter Extractor Service. Alternatively, you can create a custom metric profile to change the level of these metrics. For more information, see Adding and managing metric profiles.

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Virtual Cluster configuration metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

 Description

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

BYDSTORE_ID

The id of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesNo

BYDSTORE_NAME

The name of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesNo

BYDSTORE_SIZE

The total size of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesNo

BYDSTORE_TYPE

The type of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesNo

BYDSTORE_URL

The URL of the datastore. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.YesNo
CLUSTER_FAILOVER_THRESHOLD

The maximum number of hosts that can fail at the same time in an HA cluster. This value is used to compute thresholds for Reservations and Indicators.

Note: To import this metric, while configuring the VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL, select Yes in the Advanced property - Import cluster failover threshold metric.

YesYes

CLUSTER_FAILOVER_TOLERANCE

The number of failures that can be tolerated in an HA cluster or the number of failover hosts that are configured in the HA cluster.YesYes

CLUSTER_NAME

The name of the cluster this server belongs toNoYes

CPU_MHZ

The frequency of each physical CPU coreYesYes

CPU_NUM

The number of CPU cores physically on the system.YesYes

CPU_PACKAGE_NUM

The number of CPU packages physically installed on the system sockets.YesNo

CPU_TOTAL_MHZ

The total frequency of CPU (the sum of each physical CPU core)YesYes

DPM_STATUS

Distributed Power Management (DPM) statusYesYes
DRS_AUTO_LEVELDRS automation migration level.YesNo

DRS_STATUS

Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) statusYesYes
EVC_MODEThe EVC mode of the cluster  
HA_STATUSThe HA status.YesNo

HOST_NUM

Number of HostsYesYes

NET_BANDWIDTH

Network BandwidthYesYes

TIMEZONE

A string representing thetimezoneinternational code for the systemYesYes
TOTAL_DSTORE_CLUSTER_NUMThe total number of associated datastore clusters.  

TOTAL_DSTORE_SIZE1

The sum of the size of the datastores used by this system in bytes.YesYes
TOTAL_DSTORE_NUMThe total number of associated datastores.YesNo

TOTAL_REAL_MEM

The total amount of memory installed on the system.YesYes

VIRTUALCENTER_NAME

The name of the VirtualCenterYesYes

VIRTUALCENTER_VERSION

The version of the VirtualCenterYesYes

VRAM_ENTITLEMENT

Licensed vRAMYesNo

1 Metrics are available only for clusters that have shared datastores in them.

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Virtual Cluster performance metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

 Description

VMware metric

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

BYDSTORE_FREE

The free space of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

NA

Yes

No

BYDSTORE_USED

The used space of the datastore in bytes. The subobject specifies the Datastore id.

NA

Yes

No

CLUSTER_FAILURES

The number of failures that occurred in an HA cluster.

clusterServices.failover.latest

YesNo

CPU_EFFECTIVE_MHZ 1  

Effective CPU resources (in MHz) available to run virtual machines. This is the aggregated effective resource level from all running hosts inside a cluster.

NA

Yes

No

CPU_UTIL 1  

The sum of actively used CPU of all virtual machines in the cluster, as a percentage of the total available CPU.

cpu.usage

Yes

No

CPU_UTILMHZ 1

Average number of MHz the CPU was not idle during the interval.

cpu.usagemhz

Yes

No

CPU_UNRESERVEDAmount of unreserved CPU that is available after taking the reservation for virtual machines, vSphere services, VMkernel, and overhead into account.NAYes 

DISK_READ_RATE

The average Bytes per second read from disk device during the interval

disk.read

Yes

No

DISK_TRANSFER_RATE

The average number of bytes per second at which data was transferred

disk.transfer

Yes

No

DISK_WRITE_RATE

The average Bytes per second write to disk device during the interval

disk.write

Yes

No

DRS_NUM1

Number of Guest Machine migration events

vmop.numVMotion

Yes

Yes

DSTORE_FREE

The free space of the datastore in bytes.

NA

Yes

No

GM_NUM

Number of Guest Machines

NA

Yes

No

GM_ON_NUM

Number of Powered On Guest Machines

NA

Yes

No

MEM_ACTIVE1

Sum of the physical memory sizes of the data and stack regions for processes that are currently on the run queue or processes that have executed recentlymem.activeYesNo

MEM_BALLOONING1

Amount of memory reclaimed by ballooning

mem.vmmemctl

Yes

No

MEM_CONSUMED 1

Amount of memory effectively consumed by the Guest Machine. This is less than Memory Granted as some memory is saved with sharing. The subobject specifies the Guest Machine id.

mem.consumed

Yes

No

MEM_EFFECTIVE1

The amount of effective memory that can be used on a cluster.

NA

Yes

No

MEM_GRANTED 1

The sum of memory granted to all Guest Machines. If some memory blocks are shared among GMs, its value can be more than host physical memory.

mem.granted

Yes

No

MEM_OVERHEAD1

Memory consumed for virtualization

mem.overhead

Yes

No

MEM_SHARED1

Amount of memory shared via transparent page sharing

mem.shared

Yes

No

MEM_SWAP_IN_BYTE_RATEThe number of bytes per second reactivated (HP-UX) or swapped in (all other OS).NAYes 

MEM_SWAP_OUT_BYTE_RATE

The number of bytes per second swapped out during the interval.

NAYes 
MEM_SWAP_RATEThe number of bytes per second reactivated/deactivated (HP-UX), swapped in/out (all other OS). This metric is the sum of Memory Swap In Byte Rate and Memory Swap Out Byte Rate.NAYes 
MEM_UNRESERVED

Amount of unreserved Memory that is available after taking the reservation for virtual machined, vSphere services, VMKernel and overhead into account.

NA  

MEM_UTIL1

The sum of memory consumed of all virtual machines in the cluster, as a percentage of the total available Memory.

mem.usage

Yes

No

MEM_ZEROAmount of memory that is contains zeroes onlyNAYesNo

NET_BIT_RATE

Average Bit/s sent and received

net.usage

Yes

No

SNAPSHOT_SIZE

The total size of the snapshot in bytes (used at cluster/datastore level).

NA

Yes

No

SVMOTION_NUM1

Number of Storage VMotion migration events

vmop.numSVMotion

Yes

No

SWAP_SPACE_USEDThe amount in bytes of swap space used.NAYesNo

TOTAL_DSTORE_FREE 2

The sum of the free space of all the datastores used by this system in bytes.

NA

Yes

Yes

TOTAL_DSTORE_PROVISIONED 2 The total provisioned space of the Datastores.NAYesNo

TOTAL_DSTORE_USED 2

Total physical datastore space used by this machine and all its snapshots on the datastores.

NA

Yes

Yes

TOTAL_DSTORE_UTIL 2 The total datastore space utilization in percentage.NAYesYes

VCPU_NUM

Number of configured Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines

NA

Yes

No

VCPU_ON_NUM

Number of powered on Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines

NA

Yes

No

VM_CLONE_NUM1

Number of Guest Machine clone events

vmop.numClone

Yes

Yes

VM_POWEROFF_NUM1

Number of Guest Machine poweroff events

vmop.numPoweroff

Yes

Yes

VM_POWERON_NUM1

Number of Guest Machine poweron events

vmop.numPoweron

Yes

Yes

1 Indicates metrics for which custom details can be imported using the VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL.

2 Metrics are available only for clusters that have shared datastores in them.

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Resource Pool configuration metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

DescriptionAvailable in Extractor ServiceAvailable in History Extractor

CPU_COMPUTED_LIMIT_OPT

A computed limit in CPU capacity that can be allocated to the Guest Machine, in a scenario without resource contention. The computation is based on limits and reservation of all the Guest Machines on the same host.YesNo

CPU_COMPUTED_LIMIT_PESS

A computed limit in CPU capacity that can be allocated to the Guest Machine, in a scenario of maximum resource contention. The computation is based on limits, reservation and shares of all the Guest Machines and Resource Pools on the same host. YesNo

CPU_EXPANDABLE

Tells if the cpu limit can be expandable.YesYes

CPU_LIMIT_MHZ

The maximum frequency of physical CPU that can be allocated. A value of -1 means the limit is not set.YesYes

CPU_RESERVED_MHZ

The frequency of physical CPU reserved.YesYes

CPU_SHARES

The shares value of physical CPU allocated.

YesYes

CPU_SHARES_PERC

The percentage shares value of physical CPU allocated to a Guest Machine over the shares allocated to the other Guest Machines of the same host. The subobject specifies the Guest Machine id.YesNo

MEM_COMPUTED_LIMIT_OPT

A computed limit in memory capacity that can be allocated to the Guest Machine, in a scenario without resource contention. The computation is based on limits and reservation of all the Guest Machines on the same host.YesNo

MEM_COMPUTED_LIMIT_PESS

A computed limit in memory capacity that can be allocated to the Guest Machine, in a scenario of maximum resource contention. The computation is based on limits, reservation and shares of all the Guest Machines and Resource Pools on the same host.YesNo

MEM_EXPANDABLE

Tell if the memory limit can be expandable.YesYes

MEM_LIMIT

The maximum amount of physical memory that can be allocated.YesYes

MEM_RESERVED

The amount of memory reserved.YesYes

MEM_SHARES

The shares value of physical memory allocated.YesYes

MEM_SHARES_PERC

The percentage shares value of physical memory allocated to a Guest Machine over the shares allocated to the other Guest Machines of the same host.YesNo

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Resource Pool performance metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

Description

VMware metric

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

CPU_UTILMHZ 1

Average number of MHz the CPU was not idle during the interval

cpu.usagemhz

Yes

No

GM_NUM

Number of Guest Machines

NA

Yes

No

GM_ON_NUM

Number of Powered On Guest Machines

NA

Yes

No

MEM_ACTIVESum of the physical memory sizes of the data and stack regions for processes that are currently on the run queue, or for processes that have recently executed.TBDYes 

MEM_BALLOONING1

Amount of memory reclaimed by ballooning

mem.vmmemctl

Yes

No

MEM_CONSUMED1

Amount of memory effectively consumed by the Guest Machine. This is less than Memory Granted as some memory is saved with sharing. The The subobject specifies the Guest Machine id.

mem.consumed

Yes

No

MEM_GRANTED1

The sum of memory granted to all Guest Machines. If some memory blocks are shared among GMs, its value can be more than host physical memory.

mem.granted

Yes

No

MEM_OVERHEAD1

Memory consumed for virtualization

mem.overhead

Yes

No

MEM_SHARED1

Amount of memory shared via transparent page sharing

mem.shared

Yes

No

VCPU_NUM

Number of configured Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines

NA

Yes

No

VCPU_ON_NUM

Number of powered on Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines

NA

Yes

No

1 Indicates metrics for which custom details can be imported using the VMware - vCenter Extractor Service ETL.

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Datastore configuration metrics

Info

Only the Network File System (NFS) and Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore types are supported.


TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

 DescriptionAvailable in Extractor ServiceAvailable in History Extractor
DSTORE_BLOCK_SIZE1 The block size of the datastore in bytes.YesNo

DSTORE_DEVICE2

For VMFS datastores backed by shared block devices (LUNs), this is the "naa" ID of the first backing device.YesYes

DSTORE_DISPLAY_NAME

Datastore display name, used to identify the datastore.YesYes

DSTORE_FS_TYPE2

The file system type (NFS or VMFS) of the datastore.YesYes

DSTORE_HW_MODEL2

For VMFS datastores, the hardware model of the backing device.YesYes

DSTORE_ID

The id of the datastore.YesYes
DSTORE_MAX_FILE_SIZE1   The maximum size of a file that can reside on this datastore.YesNo

DSTORE_NAMES

The list of names of the Datastores where this Guest Machines is stored, separated by ':'.YesNo

DSTORE_SHARED

Indicates if datastore is shared among hosts.Yes

Yes

(Not available for vSAN)

DSTORE_SIZE

The total size of the datastore in bytes.YesYes

DSTORE_TYPE

The Type of the datastore.YesYes

DSTORE_URL

The URL of the datastore.YesYes

1 Indicates metrics that are set at level 4. These metrics are imported only when the collection level of the ETL is set to ‘Extended’. For information about changing the collection level, see VMware vCenter Extractor Service. Alternatively, you can create a custom metric profile to change the level of these metrics. For more information, see Adding and managing metric profiles.

2 The metric is not available for a vSAN datastore.

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Datastore performance metrics

Info

Only the Network File System (NFS) and Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) datastore types are supported.

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

 Description

VMware metric

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

DSTORE_AVG_READ_NUM2

Datastore averaged number of read operations.

datastore.numberReadAveraged

Yes

No

DSTORE_AVG_WRITE_NUM2

Datastore averaged number of write operations.

datastore.numberWriteAveraged

Yes

No

DSTORE_FREE

The free space of the datastore in bytes.

NA

Yes

Yes

DSTORE_UTILThe datastore space utlization in percentage.usage/size (computed)YesYes

DSTORE_IO_RATE2

The IO rate performed on a datastore in OP/s.

datastore.datastoreIops

Yes

No

DSTORE_PROVISIONEDThe provisioned space on the datastore in bytes.summary.capacity-summary.freeSpace+summary.uncommitted

Yes

No

DSTORE_READ_LATENCY2

Average amount of time for a read operation from the Datastore

datastore.totalReadLatency

Yes

No

DSTORE_READ_RATE2

Rate of reading data from the datastore during the interval

datastore.read

Yes

No

DSTORE_UNCOMMITTED_SIZE1 Total additional storage space, in bytes, potentially used by all virtual machines on this datastore.NAYesNo

DSTORE_USED_SIZE

The used space of the datastore in bytes.

NA

Yes

Yes

DSTORE_WRITE_LATENCY2

Average amount of time for a write operation from the Datastore.

datastore.totalWriteLatency

Yes

No

DSTORE_WRITE_RATE2

Rate of writing data to the datastore during the interval.

datastore.write

Yes

No

SNAPSHOT_SIZE

The total size of the snapshot in bytes (used at cluster/datastore level).

NA

Yes

No

1 Indicates metrics that are set at level 4. These metrics are imported only when the collection level of the ETL is set to ‘Extended’. For information about changing the collection level, see VMware vCenter Extractor Service . Alternatively, you can create a custom metric profile to change the level of these metrics. For more information, see Adding and managing metric profiles.

2 The metric is not available for a vSAN datastore.

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Data center configuration metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

Description
VIRTUALCENTER_NAMEThe name of the VirtualCenter.
VIRTUALCENTER_VERSION
The version of the VirtualCenter.

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Data center performance metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

Description

VMware metric

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

DRS_NUMThe number of Guest Machine migration events.vmop.numVMotionYesNo
VM_CLONE_NUMThe number of Guest Machine clone events.vmop.numCloneYesNo
VM_POWEROFF_NUMThe number of Guest Machine poweroff events.vmop.numPoweroffYesNo
VM_POWERON_NUMThe number of Guest Machine poweron events.vmop.numPoweronYesNo

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Datastore cluster configuration metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

DescriptionAvailable in Extractor Service Available in History Extractor
DSTORE_CLUSTER_AUTOMATION_LEVEL

Datastore cluster storage DRS automation level.

Yes

No
DSTORE_CLUSTER_DRS_IOLATENCY_THRESHOLD

Datastore cluster storage DRS I/O latency threshold.

YesNo
DSTORE_CLUSTER_DRS_UTIL_SPACE_THRESHOLD

Datastore cluster storage DRS utilized space threshold.

YesNo
DSTORE_CLUSTER_DSTORE_NUM

Number of Datastores connected to Datastore Cluster.

YesNo
DSTORE_CLUSTER_IOLOADBALANCE_STATUS

Datastore cluster storage I/O load balance status.

YesNo
DSTORE_CLUSTER_STORAGE_DRS_STATUS

Datastore cluster storage DRS status.

YesNo
TOTAL_DSTORE_SIZE

The sum of the size of the datastores used by this system in bytes.

YesYes

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Datastore cluster performance metrics

TrueSight Capacity Optimization metric

Description

VMware metric

Available in Extractor Service

Available in History Extractor

TOTAL_DSTORE_FREE

The sum of the free space of all the datastores used by this system in bytes.

storagepodsummary.freeSpaceYesYes
TOTAL_DSTORE_USED

Total physical datastore space used by this machine and all its snapshots on the datastores.

storagepodsummary.capacity-storagepodsummary.freeSpaceYesYes
TOTAL_DSTORE_UTIL

Total physical storage space utilization % on this cloud system.

(storagepodsummary.capacity-storagepodsummary.freeSpace)/storagepodsummary.capacity-storagepodsummary.capacityYesYes

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Lookup information

EntityEntity typeLookup fields
StrongWeak
Datacenterdc

PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF

Not applicable
Virtual Cluster - VMwarevhc:vmw

PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF

  • PARENT_VCNAME&&PARENT_FOLDER&&NAME
  • PARENT_VCNAME&&NAME
  • NAME
Datastoreds
  • PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF
  • VMW_VMREF&&DATASTORE_NAME
  • UUID
DATASTORE_NAME (If datastore name does not starts with "local")
Virtual Host - VMwarevh:vmw
  • PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF
  • UUID
HOSTNAME&&NAME
Virtual Machine - VMwaregm:vmw

PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF

  • UUID
  • HOSTNAME
  • PARENT_VCNAME&&PARENT_CLUSTERNAME&&NAME
  • NAME
Virtual Application - VMware vAppgapp:vapp
  • PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF
  • UUID
  • HOSTNAME
  • PARENT_VCNAME&&PARENT_CLUSTERNAME&&NAME
  • PARENT_CLUSTERNAME&&NAME
Resource Poolrp

PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF

  • PARENT_VCNAME&&PARENT_CLUSTERNAME&&NAME
  • PARENT_CLUSTERNAME&&NAME
Datastore Cluster - VMwaredsc:vmw

PARENT_VCUUID&&VMW_VMREF or PARENT_VCNAME&&VMW_VMREF

PARENT_VCNAME&&DATASTORE_CLUSTER_NAME

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Entity relationship

Primary (Parent) entitySecondary (Child) entityRelationship typeDescription
Datastore Cluster - VMwareDatastoreDSC_CONTAINS_DSDatastore Cluster contains Datastore
DatacenterDatastore Cluster - VMwareDC_CONTAINS_DSCDatacenter contains Datastore Cluster
DatacenterVirtual Cluster - VMwareDC_CONTAINS_VHCDatacenter contains Virtual Cluster
DatacenterVirtual Host - VMwareDC_CONTAINS_VHDatacenter contains Virtual Host
Virtual Cluster - VMwareVirtual Host - VMwareVHC_CONTAINS_VHVirtual Cluster contains Virtual Host
Virtual Cluster - VMwareVirtual Application - VMware vAppVHC_CONTAINS_VAPPVirtual Cluster contains VMware vApp
Virtual Cluster - VMwareResource PoolVHC_CONTAINS_RPVirtual Cluster contains Resource Pool
Virtual Cluster - VMwareVirtual Machine - VMwareVHC_CONTAINS_GMVirtual Cluster contains VM
Virtual Host - VMwareVirtual Application - VMware vAppVH_CONTAINS_VAPPVirtual Host contains VMware vApp
Virtual Host - VMwareResource PoolVH_CONTAINS_RPVirtual Host contains Resource Pool
Virtual Host - VMwareVirtual Machine - VMwareVH_CONTAINS_GMVirtual Host contains VM
DatastoreVirtual Machine - VMwareDS_CONTAINS_GMDatastore contains VM
Resource PoolVirtual Application - VMware vAppRP_CONTAINS_VAPPResource Pool contains VMware vApp
Resource PoolResource PoolRP_CONTAINS_RPResource Pool contains Resource Pool
Resource PoolVirtual Machine - VMwareRP_CONTAINS_GMResource Pool contains VM
Virtual Host - VMwareDatastore Cluster - VMwareVH_USES_DSCVirtual Host uses Datastore Cluster
Virtual Host - VMwareDatastoreVH_USES_DSVirtual Host uses Datastore
Virtual Cluster - VMwareDatastore Cluster - VMwareVHC_USES_DSCVirtual Cluster uses Datastore Cluster
Virtual Cluster - VMwareDatastoreVHC_USES_DSVirtual Cluster uses Datastore

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