This topic provides information about the metric data charts.

A metric chart is a graphical representation of the metric data that vCenter Hyperic collects for each resource. Each resource type supports a different set of metric data, so charts vary by resource type also. Charts can help you see trends in resource behavior, which can in turn be helpful for capacity planning, cost analysis, and other operational decision-making.

vCenter Hyperic displays all full-page metric charts on the Metric Chart page, where you can adjust how the metric is displayed. (Indicator charts are more minimally displayed on the Current Health screen.) Consult the help for those screens for the details about viewing and interpreting charts.