The VMware DRS Resource Distribution chart displays CPU and memory utilization information.

Open this chart by clicking the View Resource Distribution Chart link on the Summary tab for a VMware DRS cluster.

CPU utilization is displayed on a per-virtual machine basis, grouped by host. The chart shows information for each virtual machine as a colored box, which symbolizes the percentage of entitled resources (as computed by DRS) that are delivered to it. If the virtual machine is receiving its entitlement, this box should be green. If it is not green for an extended time, you might want to investigate what is causing this shortfall (for example, unapplied recommendations).

If you hold the pointer over the box for a virtual machine, its utilization information (Consumed versus Entitlement) appears.

You can toggle the display of CPU resources between % and MHz by clicking the appropriate button.

Memory utilization is displayed on a per-virtual machine basis, grouped by host.

If you hold the pointer over the box for a virtual machine, its utilization information (Consumed versus Entitlement) appears.

You can toggle the display of memory resources between % and MB by clicking the appropriate button.