The Metrics API provides programmatic access to an embedded adapter that collects utilization metrics for your virtual machines and edge gateways deployed in your vCloud Air environment.

Programmatic access to these metrics is available at no extra cost for your Virtual Private Cloud or Dedicated Cloud Subscription Service. These metrics are the same metrics that you can obtain by using the vRealize Operations Management Pack for vCloud Air 2.0.

The vCloud Air Server retains the previous 24 hours of data, sampled in one minute intervals.