A Resource Allocation tab is available when you select a virtual machine from the inventory panel.

The Resource Allocation tab displays information about the CPU and memory resources for the selected virtual machine.

These bars display the following information about host CPU usage:

Host CPU

Field

Description

Consumed

Actual consumption of CPU resources by the virtual machine.

Active

Estimated amount of resources consumed by virtual machine if there is no resource contention. If you have set an explicit limit, this amount does not exceed that limit.

Resource Settings

Field

Description

Reservation

Guaranteed minimum CPU allocation for this virtual machine.

Limit

Maximum CPU allocation for this virtual machine.

Shares

CPU shares for this virtual machine.

Worst Case Allocation

The amount of CPU resources allocated to the virtual machine based on user-configured resource allocation policies (for example, reservation, shares and limit), and with the assumption that all virtual machines in the cluster consume their full amount of allocated resources.

These bars display the following information about host memory usage:

Host Memory

Field

Description

Consumed

Actual consumption of physical memory that has been allocated to the virtual machine.

Overhead Consumption

Amount of consumed memory being used for virtualization purposes. Overhead Consumption is included in the amount shown in Consumed.

These bars display the following information about guest memory usage:

Guest Memory

Field

Description

Private

Amount of memory backed by host memory and not being shared.

Shared

Amount of memory being shared.

Swapped

Amount of memory reclaimed by swapping.

Compressed

Amount of memory stored in the virtual machine's compression cache.

Ballooned

Amount of memory reclaimed by ballooning.

Unaccessed

Amount of memory never referenced by the guest.

Active

Amount of memory recently accessed.

Resource Settings

Field

Description

Reservation

Guaranteed memory allocation for this virtual machine.

Limit

Upper limit for this virtual machine’s memory allocation.

Shares

Memory shares for this virtual machine.

Configured

User-specified guest physical memory size.

Worst Case Allocation

The amount of memory resources allocated to the virtual machine based on user-configured resource allocation policies (for example, reservation, shares and limit), and with the assumption that all virtual machines in the cluster consume their full amount of allocated resources.

Overhead Reservation

The amount of memory that is being reserved for virtualization overhead.