VMware metrics

The following table lists the dataset and metric information for VMware.

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Dataset

Metric

VMware host

VMware guest

VMware cluster

VMware datastore

VMware pool

Description

vh:vmw

gm:vmw

vhc:vmw

ds:vmw

rp:vmw

[1] SYSCNF

HOST_ID

Y

N

N

N

N

A serial number is a unique number assigned by a manufacturer for identifying a physical element (for example system, baseboard or processor) which varies from its successor or predecessor by a fixed value.

[1] SYSCNF

DESCRIPTION

Y

N

N

N

N

Generally, the description field is used by the data provider to include additional detail about the system being managed for reporting, collaboration and in some cases categorization.

[1] SYSCNF

OS_TYPE

Y

N

N

N

N

The name of the operating system running on the physical system. It applies to physical system directly hosting operating system image only.

[1] SYSCNF

OS_VER

Y

N

N

N

N

The specific version of the operating system running on the physical system. For the hosts of a hypervisor (full and para virtualization solutions), it specifies the hypervisor version.

[1] SYSCNF

ALIAS_NAME

Y

N

N

N

N

The alias name for the physical host.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

The number of physical processors on the system.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_TOTAL_MHZ

Y

N

N

N

N

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

[1] SYSCNF

LCPU_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

 The number of logical processors on the system.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

UPTIME_PCT

Y

N

N

N

N

The system uptime is a measure of the time a computer system has been "up" and running.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTIL

Y

N

N

N

N

The average CPU processor time used by each logical processor, normalized by the number of physical processors. 

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTILSPEC

Y

N

N

N

N

a measure of the total processor time used by each processor based on SPEC rating.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTIL_SYSTEM

Y

N

N

N

N

the average CPU system or privilege processor time used by each logical processor, normalized  by the number of physical processors.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTIL_USER

Y

N

N

N

N

The average CPU user processor time used by each logical processor,  normalized by the number of physical processors.

[93]SYSVMWCPU_WAITYYNNNThe percentage of time the CPU was in wait state during the interval. The wait total includes time spent the CPU Idle, CPU Swap Wait, and CPU I/O Wait states.

[2] SYSGLB

DISK_TRANSFER_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total disk IO rate for the system. In order to obtain the average IO rate per disk, the presentation layer can normalize the disk IO rate by the number of configured disks.

[2] SYSGLB

DISK_PAGING_IO_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total paging to disk activity for the system.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SWAP_IN_BYTE_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total pages paging in from disk activity for the system. It covers only the I/O from the swap/paging devices.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SWAP_OUT_BYTE_ RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total pages paging out to disk activity for the system. It covers only the I/O to the swap/paging devices.

[1] SYSCNF

DISK_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total number of disks configured for the physical system.

[1] SYSCNF

TOTAL_FS_SIZE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total file systems size for the system.

Available for systems with Host_Type IND, ZONE, WPAR, ESX, HPIVM

[2] SYSGLB

TOTAL_FS_USED

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total amount of file systems in use for the system. 

Available for systems with Host_Type IND, ZONE, WPAR, ESX, HPIVM.

[2] SYSGLB

TOTAL_FS_UTIL

Y

N

N

N

N

The utilization of total file systems. This metric captures the  percentage of file systems in use  for the system. 

Available for systems with Host_Type IND, ZONE, WPAR, ESX, HPIVM.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_BIT_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the overall network activity for the system based on number of bytes sent and received from its network interface cards. The average network rate can be obtained by normalizing the network rate by the number of configured network interfaces.

[1] SYSCNF

NETIF_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the number of network interfaces that are configured and in use by the physical system.

[1] SYSCNF

TOTAL_REAL_MEM

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total amount of physical memory installed for the system.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_USED

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total amount of physical memory in use on the system.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_CONSUMED

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total amount of physical memory in use on the system.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_UTIL

Y

N

N

N

N

The utilization of physical memory. This metric captures the percentage of physical memory in use on the system.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_FREE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the total amount of physical memory not in use on the system.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_UTIL_OVERHEAD

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the CPU time used for the virtualization layer. This amount of CPU time is not charged to any virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

DISK_TRANSFER_
RATE_OVERHEAD

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the disk I/O performed for the virtualization layer. This amount of I/O activity is not charged to any virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

NET_BIT_RATE_
OVERHEAD

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the network activity performed for the virtualization layer. This amount of network activity is not charged to any virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_OVERHEAD

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the physical memory consumed by the virtualization layer. This amount of memory usage is not charged to any virtual machine.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SHARED

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the amount of physical memory shared among multiple virtual machines. Relevant and set of systems with Host_Type ESX.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ZERO

Y

N

N

N

N

This is the amount of RAM in zero pages; this number is included as part of Memory Shared. This number is a useful indication of a significant over-allocation of RAM to particular virtual machine, meaning the RAM contains no binary data and is not being used by the guest operating system.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_GRANTED

Y

N

N

N

N

Relevant for VMware hosts only. Sum of all granted metrics for all powered-on virtual machines, plus machine memory for vSphere services on the host. Available for systems with Host_Type ESX.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTILMHZ

Y

N

N

N

N

A measure of the total processor time used by each logical processor in unit of MHZ.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_TRANSFER_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric captures the overall network activity for the system based on number of packets sent and received from its network interface cards. The average network packet rate can be obtained by normalizing the network rate by the number of configured network interfaces.

[2] SYSGLB

SWAP_SPACE_USED

Y

N

N

N

N

Amount of memory, swapped in and out to the VMFS partition swap file. Available for systems with Host_Type ESX.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SHARED_COMMON

Y

N

N

N

N

Amount of machine memory that is shared by all powered-on virtual machines and vSphere services on the host. Available for systems with Host_Type ESX.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

GM_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

Number of virtual machine configured to run on the virtualized host.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

GM_ON_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

Number of virtual machines that are powered on and running on the host.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ACTIVE

Y

N

N

N

N

The sum of all actively used memory metric for all powered-on virtual machines plus vSphere services (such as COS, vpxa) on the host. This metric applies to VMware ESX host only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_BALLOONING

Y

N

N

N

N

The sum of all balloon memory metric for all powered-on virtual machines, plus vSphere services on the host. This metric applies to VMware ESX host only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_VMKERNEL

Y

N

N

N

N

The amount of machine memory used by VMkernel for core functionality, such as device drivers and other internal uses. Does not include memory used by virtual machines or vSphere services. This metric applies to VMware ESX host only.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_IN_PKT_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

The rate of network packets received. It is accumulated from all network interfaces in the system. In BPA 9.0, this metric is available to VMware hosts only.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_OUT_PKT_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

The rate of network packets sent. It is accumulated from all network interfaces in the system. In BPA 9.0, this metric is available to VMware hosts only.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_IN_BYTE_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

The rate of network data received. It is accumulated from all network interfaces in the system. In BPA 9.0, this metric is available to VMware hosts only.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_OUT_BYTE_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

The rate of network data sent. It is accumulated from all network interfaces in the system. In BPA 9.0, this metric is available to VMware hosts only.

[96]SYSVIRDS

TOTAL_DSTORE_SIZE

Y

N

N

N

N

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

[96]SYSVIRDS

TOTAL_DSTORE_FREE

Y

N

N

N

N

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

[96]SYSVIRDS

TOTAL_DSTORE_USED

Y

N

N

N

N

Total size of datastore space used by this system.

[96]SYSVIRDS

TOTAL_DSTORE_UTIL

Y

N

N

N

N

Total datastore space utilization % on this system.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VCPU_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

Number of configured Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VCPU_ON_NUM

Y

N

N

N

N

Number of powered on Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines.

[1] SYSCNF

HW_VENDOR

Y

N

N

N

N

The name of the independent hardware vendor (IHV) that manufacturers or distributes the computer hardware model used to host the operating system.

[1] SYSCNF

HW_DESCRIPTION

Y

N

N

N

N

The computer hardware description provides additional information that is sometimes needed to differentiate similar computer hardware models. This is most notable in hardware models running Solaris operating system.

[1] SYSCNF

HW_MODEL

Y

N

N

N

N

The computer hardware model is the physical part of the computer. A computer hardware model consists of the following components: motherboard, power supply, storage controllers, removable media devices, internal storage and networking.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_VENDOR

Y

N

N

N

N

The name of the company that either manufacturers or distributes the CPU processor (cores) for the computer hardware model used to host the operating system.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_MODEL

Y

Y

N

N

N

The central processing unit (CPU) model defines the processor or core that is used by the motherboard to execute instructions provided by the operating system and hosted applications.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_DESCRIPTION

Y

N

N

N

N

The central processing unit (CPU) description provides additional information that is sometimes required to differentiate different CPU models.  This is most notable in Windows operating systems running on Intel Xeon and Pentium IV processors.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_MHZ

Y

Y

N

N

N

The clock rate is the fundamental rate in cycles per second (measured in hertz) at which a CPU performs its most basic operations.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_MAX_PROCESSORS

Y

N

N

N

N

The maximum number of physical processors configured for the computer hardware model.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_THREADS_PER_CORE

Y

N

N

N

N

The thread per core field is used with the multi-threading hardware type to identify hardware systems with simultaneous multi-threading technology.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_CORES_PER_SOCKET

Y

N

N

N

N

The core per socket field is used with the maximum number of physical processors field to count the number of sockets that are available on the computer hardware model for software licensing purposes.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_MT_TYPE

Y

N

N

N

N

The multi-threading hardware type field is used with the thread per core to identify hardware systems with simultaneous multi-threading technology.

[33] SYSGEN

BYBENCHMARK_VALUE

Y

N

N

N

N

The performance rating is the reported benchmark result reported for the benchmark rating system.

[33] SYSGEN

BYBENCHMARK_SOURCE

Y

N

N

N

N

The performance rating source field identifies which hardware table was used to obtain the performance rating. The possible options include the default hardware table, which provides hardware vendor published numbers, and user hardware table, which usually provides BMC estimated numbers or vendor numbers that are not published.

[33] SYSGEN

BYBENCHMARK_COMP

Y

N

N

N

N

The performance rating computation type is used to differentiate when a benchmark result has been reported and when it has been converted.

[33] SYSGEN

BYBENCHMARK_DATE

Y

N

N

N

N

The hardware table build date field is used to identify which hardware table was used to provide the benchmark results that are reported in the database.

[1] SYSCNF

CLUSTER_NAME

N

N

Y

N

N

The name of the cluster.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VIRTUALCENTER_NAME

N

N

Y

N

N

For VMware vSphere, this metric reports the vCenter name.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VIRTUALCENTER_VERSION

N

N

Y

N

N

For VMware vSphere, this metric reports the vCenter version.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_TOTAL_MHZ

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric indicates the overall CPU capacity of the cluster. This metric applies to VMware ESX Server Cluster only.

[1] SYSCNF

TOTAL_REAL_MEM

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric indicates the overall Memory size of the cluster. This metric applies to VMware ESX Server Cluster only.

[1] SYSCNF

HOST_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric indicates the total number of hosts in the cluster.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

GM_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric indicates the total number of virtual machines in the cluster.

[93] SYSVMW

DRS_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric indicates the total number of virtual machine migrations within the cluster.

[93] SYSVMW

HA_STATUS

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric indicates whether high availability (HA) is turned ON or OFF for the cluster.

[93] SYSVMW

DRS_STATUS

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric indicates whether distributed resource scheduling (DRS) is turned ON or OFF for the cluster

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTILMHZ

N

N

Y

N

N

The Sum of the actively used CPU of all powered on virtual machines on all hosts in the cluster. This metric applies only to VMware cluster only.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_EFFECTIVE_MHZ

N

N

Y

N

N

The effective CPU resources (in MHz) available to run virtual machines. This is the aggregated effective resource level from all running hosts. Hosts that are in maintenance mode or are unresponsive are not counted. Resources used by the VMware Service Console are not included in the aggregate. This value represents the amount of resources available for the root resource pool for running virtual machines. This metrics is available only to VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTIL

N

N

Y

N

N

Percentage of time the CPU was not idle in a cluster during the interval.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

The number of physical CPU cores in the cluster. This metric is available only for VMware clusters.

[1] SYSCNF

LCPU_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

The aggregated number of CPU threads. This metric is available only for VMware clusters.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_EFFECTIVE

N

N

Y

N

N

Effective memory resources (in MB) available to run virtual machines. This is the aggregated effective resource level from all running hosts. Hosts that are in maintenance mode or are unresponsive are not counted. Resources used by the VMware Service Console are not included in the aggregate. This value represents the amount of resources available for the root resource pool for running virtual machines. This metric is available only for VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_CONSUMED

N

N

Y

N

N

The amount of host machine memory used by all powered on virtual machines in the cluster.  A cluster's consumed memory consists of virtual machine consumed memory and overhead memory. It does not include host-specific overhead memory, such as memory used by the service console or VMkernel. This metric applies only to VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_UTIL

N

N

Y

N

N

The percentage of host machine memory used by all powered on virtual mchiens in the cluster.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ACTIVE

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of all Mem Active metrics for all powered-on virtual machines plus vSphere services (such as COS, vpxa) on all hosts in the cluster. This metrics applies only to VMware clusters.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_OVERHEAD

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of all Mem Overhead metrics for all powered-on virtual machines, plus the overhead of running vSphere services on all hosts in the cluster. This metrics applies only to VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SHARED

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of shared memory metrics for all powered-on virtual machines on all hosts in the cluster. This metrics applies only to VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ZERO

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of memory in zero page for all powered-on virtual machines, plus vSphere services on all hosts in the cluster. This metrics applies only to VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_GRANTED

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of all Granted Memory metrics for all powered-on virtual machines, plus machine memory for vSphere services on all hosts in the cluster. This metric applies only to VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_BALLOONING

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of all Balloon Memory metrics for all powered-on virtual machines, plus vSphere services on all hosts in the cluster. This metrics applies only to VMware clusters.

[2] SYSGLB

SWAP_SPACE_USED

N

N

Y

N

N

The amount of memory that is used by swap. It is the sum of Swapped Memory metric of all powered on VMs and vSphere services on all hosts in the cluster. This metric applies only to VMware clusters.

[93] SYSVMW

EVC_MODE

N

N

Y

N

N

The Enhanced VMotion Compatibility mode that is currently in effect for all hosts in this cluster; unset if no EVC mode is active. This metric applies only to VMware clusters.

[93] SYSVMW

DRS_AUTO_LEVEL

N

N

Y

N

N

This metric specifies the cluster-wide default DRS behavior for virtual machines(fullyAutomated, manual or partiallyAutomated). This metric applies only to VMware clusters.

[93] SYSVMW

VRAM_ENTITLEMENT

N

N

Y

N

N

The amount of VRAM entitled to the virtual machines in the virtual center based on the number of license keys available in the virtual center. This metric is relevant for vSphere 5.0 licensing model only.

[1] SYSCNF

CLUSTER_FAILOVER_

N

N

Y

N

N

The number of host failures that should be tolerated, still guaranteeing sufficient resources to restart virtual machines on available hosts.

[2] SYSGLB

CLUSTER_FAILURES

N

N

Y

N

N

The number of host failures in the HA cluster.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VCPU_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

Number of configured Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines in a cluster.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VCPU_ON_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

Number of powered on Virtual CPUs on all Virtual Machines in a cluster.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

GM_ON_NUM

N

N

Y

N

N

Number of virtual machines that are powered on and running in a cluster.

[2] SYSGLB

DISK_TRANSFER_RATE

N

N

Y

N

N

the total disk IO rate from all the VMware hosts in a cluster.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_BIT_RATE

N

N

Y

N

N

The total network sent and received from its network interface cards from all hosts in a cluster.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_MHZ

N

N

Y

N

N

the overall CPU capacity  of the cluster used by each processor.


TOTAL_DSTORE_SIZE

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of the size of the datastores used by all hosts in a cluster in bytes.


TOTAL_DSTORE_FREE

N

N

Y

N

N

The sum of the free space of all the datastores used by all hosts in a cluster.


TOTAL_DSTORE_USED

N

N

Y

N

N

Total size of datastore space used  by all hosts in a cluster.

[1] SYSCNF

NET_IP_ADDRESS

N

Y

Y

N

N

The IP address that identifies the guest operating system.

[1] SYSCNF

OS_TYPE

N

Y

N

N

N

The name of the guest operating system running on the virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

ANNOTATION

N

Y

N

N

N

The description of the virtual machine set by administrator.

[1] SYSCNF

HOST_NAME

N

Y

N

N

N

The host name that is identified by the guest operating system running on the virtual machine.

[1] SYSCNF

CPU_NUM

N

Y

N

N

N

The number of virtual processors configured for the virtual machine. Basically, this is the number of processors that the guest operating system sees.

[1] SYSCNF

LCPU_NUM

N

Y

N

N

N

The number of logical processors configured for the virtual machine. The number of logical processors will be the number of virtual processors multiplied by the multi-threading factor. If multi-threading is not enabled, this field would be same as the field of VPROC.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_SHARES

N

Y

N

N

N

The CPU shares configured for the virtual machine. The relative CPU shares among all busy virtual machines on the same physical system or within the same resource pool determines the proportion of CPU time that is guaranteed to the virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_RESERVED_MHZ

N

Y

N

N

N

The total processing power reserved for the virtual machine in MHz. A virtual machine is guaranteed to get its reserved CPU.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_LIMIT_MHZ

N

Y

N

N

N

The maximum processing power assigned to the virtual machine in MHz.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_SHARES

N

Y

N

N

N

The memory shares configured for the virtual machine. The relative memory shares among all busy virtual machines on the same physical system or within the same resource pool determines the proportion of memory that is guaranteed to the virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_RESERVED

N

Y

N

N

N

The reserved memory size for virtual machine. A virtual machine is guaranteed to get its reserved memory size.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTIL

N

Y

N

N

N

The average processor time used by the virtual machine by each CPU processor, normalized by CPU virtual processor.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTIL_SYSTEM

N

Y

N

N

N

The average system or privilege processor time used by the virtual machine by each processor, normalized by CPU virtual processor.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTIL_USER

N

Y

N

N

N

The average user processor time used by the virtual machine by each processor , normalized by CPU virtual processor.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_READY

N

Y

N

N

N

The time a virtual machine waits in the queue in a ready-to-run state before it can be scheduled on a CPU expressed as a fraction of the interval time, normalized by cpu virtual processors.  Under normal operating conditions this value should remain under 5%. This metric applies to VMware ESX Server only.

[2] SYSGLB

DISK_TRANSFER_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

Amount of data read and written in the interval, summarized across all the disks used by the virtual machine.

[1] SYSCNF

DISK_NUM

N

Y

N

N

N

The number of disks configured for the virtual machine.

[2] SYSGLB

DISK_PAGING_IO_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

The I/O performed by the virtual machine that reads from or writes to the paging (swap) devices. For VMware ESX Server, this metric measures only the paging I/O to the host level swap device. It does not account the paging I/O within the guest OS.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SWAP_IN_BYTE_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric captures the total pages paging in from disk activity for the virtual machine. For VMware ESX Server, this metric measures only the paging I/O to the host level swap device. It does not account the paging I/O within the guest OS.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SWAP_OUT_BYTE_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric captures the total pages paging out to disk activity for the virtual machine. For VMware ESX Server, this metric measures only the paging I/O to the host level swap device. It does not account the paging I/O within the guest OS.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_BIT_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

The network I/O performed by the virtual machine.

[1] SYSCNF

NETIF_NUM

N

Y

N

N

N

The number of network interfaces configured for the virtual machine.

[1] SYSCNF

TOTAL_REAL_MEM

N

Y

N

N

N

The total memory size configured for the virtual machine.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SHARED

N

Y

N

N

N

The amount of memory shared through transparent page sharing with other virtual machines running on the same host.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_OVERHEAD

N

Y

N

N

N

The overhead memory for the virtual machine incurred due to virtualization.

[2] SYSGLB

SWAP_SPACE_USED

N

Y

N

N

N

The amount of memory swapped in and out to the host level swap space for the virtual machine.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ZERO

N

Y

N

N

N

This is the amount of memory in zero pages. It is a useful indication of a significant over-allocation of memory to particular virtual machine. This number is included as part of Memory Shared for VMware ESX Server.

Relevant for VMware systems only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_BALLOONING

N

Y

N

N

N

This is the amount of memory reclaimed during the interval by running the ballooning mechanism for the virtual machine. Relevant for VMware system only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_GRANTED

N

Y

N

N

N

The amount of RAM granted to the virtual machines by the VMkernel or Guest “physical” memory that is mapped to machine memory.The amount of memory granted to a particular virtual machine by the VMkernel is based on several factors including the guest operating system type, configured memory reservation, working set, actual memory usage, etc.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTILMHZ

N

Y

N

N

N

The amount of RAM granted to the virtual machines by the VMkernel or Guest “physical” memory that is mapped to machine memory.The amount of memory granted to a particular virtual machine by the VMkernel is based on several factors including the guest operating system type, configured memory reservation, working set, actual memory usage, etc.

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTILSPEC


Y

N

N

N

A measure of the total processor time used by each  processor based on SPEC rating. Computed based on SPEC rating associated to system.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VM_LAST_STATUS

N

Y

N

N

N

Indicates if the machine is powered On or Off during the measured interval. Available for VMware systems only.

[1] SYSCNF

TOTAL_FS_SIZE

N

Y

N

N

N

Total capacity of all the logical disks in the virtual machine, calculated by summing up the capacity of all the logical disks configured for the virtual machine.

[2] SYSGLB

TOTAL_FS_USED

N

Y

N

N

N

Amount of logical disk space used, calculated by accumulating used space for each of the logical disks.

[2] SYSGLB

TOTAL_FS_UTIL

N

Y

N

N

N

The percentage of logical disk space used by the virtual machine.

[2]SYSGLB

TOTAL_LDISK_SIZE

N

Y

N

N

N

Total size of the virtual disks configured for the virtual machine, calculated by summing up the size of all the virtual disks.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_TRANSFER_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric captures the overall network activity for the system based on number of packets sent and received from its network interface cards. The average network packet rate can be obtained by normalizing the network rate by the number of configured network interfaces.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ACTIVE

N

Y

N

N

N

The amount of memory that is actively used by the virtual machine. This metric is available for VMware ESX guests.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_UTIL

N

Y

N

N

N

The percentage of memory that is actively used by the virtual machine.

[1] SYSCNF

TOTAL_STORAGE
_PROVISIONED

N

Y

N

N

N

Total storage space, in bytes, committed to this virtual machine across all datastores plus additional storage space, in bytes, potentially used by this virtual machine on all datastores. This metric is available only for VMware ESX guests.

[2] SYSGLB

TOTAL_STORAGE_USED

N

Y

N

N

N

Total storage space, in bytes, committed to this virtual machine across all datastores. This metric is available only for VMware ESX guest.

[2]SYSGLB

TOTAL_DSTORE_UTIL

N

Y

N

N

N

The percentage of total storage space committed to this virtual machine.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_CONSUMED

N

Y

N

N

N

Amount of guest physical memory consumed by the virtual machine for guest memory. This metric is available to VMware guests only. Consumed memory does not include overhead memory. It includes shared memory and memory that might be reserved, but not actually used.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_IN_PKT_
ERROR_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of inbound network packets that have been dropped. Dropped network packets indicate a bottleneck in the network. In BPA 9.0, this metric is available to VMware guests only.

[2] SYSGLB

NET_OUT_PKT_
ERROR_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of outbound network packets that have been dropped. Dropped network packets indicate a bottleneck in the network. In BPA 9.0, this metric is available to VMware guests only.

[105] SYSSNAP

SNAPSHOT_SIZE

N

Y

N

N

N

The aggregated size of all the snapshots created for this virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

SNAPSHOT_NUMBER

N

Y

N

N

N

The number of snapshots created for this virtual machine.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

VM_DISKS_THIN
_PROVISIONED

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric indicates whether the virtual machine is thin provisioned.  If one of the virtual disks of the virtual machine is thin provisioned, the virtual machine is assumed to be thin provisioned.

[93]SYSVMW

VM_TOOLS_STATUS

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric is available to VMware guests only. It identifies the VMware Tools running status.

[93]SYSVMW

VM_TOOLS_VERSION

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric is available to VMware guests only. It identifies the VMware Tools version status, which shows the compliance of the VMware Tools.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_RESERVED_MHZ

N

N

N

N

Y

The total processing power reserved for the resource pool in the unit of MHz. A resource pool is guaranteed to get its reserved CPU. This metric applies to VMware ESX Resource Pool only.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_LIMIT_MHZ

N

N

N

N

Y

The maximum processing power assigned to the resource pool in the unit of MHz. This metric applies to VMware ESX Resource Pool only.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_SHARES

N

N

N

N

Y

The CPU shares allocated to the resource pool.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_RESERVED

N

N

N

N

Y

The reserved memory size for the resource pool. A resource pool is guaranteed to get its reserved memory size.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_LIMIT

N

N

N

N

Y

The maximum memory size for the resource pool. The total memory allocated to the virtual machines in a resource pool cannot exceed the maximum memory size.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_SHARES

N

N

N

N

Y

The Memory shares assigned to the resource pool

[2] SYSGLB

CPU_UTILMHZ

N

N

N

N

Y

The total processor time used by each processor assigned to the resource pool in the unit of MHZ

[95] SYSVIRGLB

GM_NUM

N

N

N

N

Y

Number of virtual machines configured in the resource pool.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_CONSUMED

N

N

N

N

Y

The amount of host machine memory used by all powered on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ACTIVE

N

N

N

N

Y

The sum of all actively used memory for all powered-on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_OVERHEAD

N

N

N

N

Y

The sum of all overhead memory metrics for all powered-on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_SHARED

N

N

N

N

Y

The sum of all shared memory metrics for all powered-on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_ZERO

N

N

N

N

Y

The sum of memory in zero page for all powered-on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_GRANTED

N

N

N

N

Y

The sum of all granted memory metrics for all powered-on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[2] SYSGLB

MEM_BALLOONING

N

N

N

N

Y

The sum of all balloon memory metric for all powered-on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[2] SYSGLB

SWAP_SPACE_USED

N

N

N

N

Y

The sum of all swapped memory metrics for all powered-on virtual machines in the pool. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

CPU_EXPANDABLE

N

N

N

N

Y

In a resource pool with an expandable CPU reservation, the CPU reservation on a resource pool can grow beyond the specified value, if the parent resource pool has unreserved CPU resources. A non-expandable reservation is called a fixed reservation. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

MEM_EXPANDABLE

N

N

N

N

Y

In a resource pool with an expandable memory reservation, the memory reservation on a resource pool can grow beyond the specified value, if the parent resource pool has unreserved memory resources. A non-expandable reservation is called a fixed reservation. This metric applies to VMware resource pool only.

[95] SYSVIRGLB

GM_ON_NUM

N

N

N

N

Y

Number of virtual machines configured in the resource pool that are powered on.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_ID

N

N

N

Y

N

Unique locator that identifies the data store.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_SIZE

N

N

N

Y

N

Maximum capacity of the data store.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_BLOCK_SIZE

N

N

N

Y

N

Block size of VMFS

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_MAX_FILE_SIZE

N

N

N

Y

N

The maximum size of a file that can reside on this file system volume.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_FS_TYPE

N

N

N

Y

N

The file system type that the datastore uses. VMware datastore may use either VMFS or NFS.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_UNCOMMITTED
_SIZE

N

N

N

Y

N

The size of additional storage space potentially used by the virtual machine on the datastore. Additional space may be needed for example when lazily allocated disks grow, or storage for swap is allocated when powering on the virtual machine. If the virtual machine is running off delta disks (for example because a snapshot was taken), then only the potential growth of the currently used delta-disks is considered.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_SHARED

N

N

N

Y

N

A boolean value that indicates if more than one host in the datacenter has been configured with access to the datastore.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_DISPLAY_NAME

N

N

N

Y

N

The user configurable display name of the SCSI logical unit that is backing the datastore. This metric is applicable to datastores of type VMFS only.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_HW_MODEL

N

N

N

Y

N

The model name of the SCSI device that is backing the datastore. This metric is applicable to datastores of type VMFS only.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_FREE

N

N

N

Y

N

The amount of free space available in the datastore.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_USED_SIZE

N

N

N

Y

N

The used space of the datastore in bytes.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_READ_RATE

N

N

N

Y

N

This metric identifies the average rate that the data is read in from the datastore within the interval.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_WRITE_RATE

N

N

N

Y

N

This metric identifies the average rate that the data is written out to the datastore within the interval.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_READ_LATENCY

N

N

N

Y

N

This metric identifies the average time that a datastore read operation spends at the hypervisor.

[96] SYSVIRDS

DSTORE_WRITE_LATENCY

N

N

N

Y

N

This metric identifies the average time that a datastore write operation spends at the hypervisor.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_TYPE

Y

Y

N

N

N

The type of the disk.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_MODEL

Y

Y

N

N

N

The is metric identifies the model that is specified by the disk manufacturer.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_SIZE

Y

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the total storage capacity of the disk.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_BLOCK_SIZE

Y

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the block size of the disk. Block is the minimum unit for data transferring between the device driver and the physical disk device.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_READ_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average rate that the data is read in from the disk within the interval.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_WRITE_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average rate that the data is written out to the disk within the interval.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_READ_LATENCY

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average time that a read operation spends at the hypervisor.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_WRITE_LATENCY

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average time that a write operation spends at the hypervisor.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_CMD_ABORTED

Y

N

N

N

N

The total number of commands made by a virtual machine that were aborted on the target device specified by the host target LUN, during the interval. Non-zero value in this metric indicates that the disk has become overloaded from too much traffic, which will cause the disk less responsive, and even hang or crash.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_READ_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average rate that the data is read in from the disk on behalf of the virtual machine within the interval.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_WRITE_RATE

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average rate that the data is written out to the disk on behalf of the virtual machine within the interval.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_READ_LATENCY

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average time that a read operation on behalf of the virtual machine is spending at the hypervisor.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_WRITE_LATENCY

N

Y

N

N

N

This metric identifies the average time that a write operation on behalf of the virtual machine is spending at the hypervisor.

[4] SYSDSK

BYDISK_CMD_ABORTED

N

Y

N

N

N

The total number of commands made by a virtual machine that were aborted on the target device specified by the host target LUN, during the interval. Non-zero value in this metric indicates that the disk has become overloaded from too much traffic from the VM, which will cause the disk less responsive, and even hang or crash.

[37] SYSCPU

BYCPU_CPU_UTIL

Y

N

N

N

N

The CPU used metric is a measure of the CPU busy time of the processor within the interval.

[5] SYSNET

BYIF_IN_BYTE_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of data received from the network interface.

[5] SYSNET

BYIF_OUT_BYTE_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of data sent to the network interface.

[5] SYSNET

BYIF_IN_PKT_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of packets received from the network interface.

[5] SYSNET

BYIF_OUT_PKT_RATE

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of packets sent to the network interface.

[5] SYSNET

BYIF_IN_PKT_
DROP_PCT

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of inbound packets that have been dropped. Dropped network packets indicate a bottleneck in the network.

[5] SYSNET

BYIF_OUT_PKT_
DROP_PCT

Y

N

N

N

N

This metric identifies the rate of outbound packets that have been dropped. Dropped network packets indicate a bottleneck in the network.

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