KVM views

The KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) views provide a summary of the KVM hosts and the partitions that run in the hosts. These views provide reports and charts of key capacity metrics, total and free capacity metrics are reported for CPU, memory and storage sub-systems.

All BMC Helix Continuous Optimization functionalities such as data analysis, time forecast modeling, and reporting can be performed for the KVM data.

Certified data sources

BMC - TrueSight Capacity Optimization Gateway VIS files parser is the certified data source for the KVM views. You can also use Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - Extractor service to import KVM data. The RHEV ETL displays data from the Physical View of a KVM system, whereas, the Agent displays data from the Virtual View of the same system.

You must configure and run the ETL module to import data into the view. If you are importing data from an ETL module other than the certified data source, then make sure that you have all the metrics populated in the ETL module so that the view shows the data.


Certain metrics are required for these views. If the metrics are not imported, then the corresponding columns are blank. Particularly, for Data Explorer view for this platform, import specific metrics for some of the charts to be available.

Data visibility

The KVM view displays data for all systems of the following types:

  • Virtual Host - KVM
  • Virtual Machine - KVM

Using the views

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