You can view historical graphs of CPU and memory usage of virtual machines in the Monitoring tab of vCloud Air. You can view history by percentage used and by actual usage data.

When you increase or decrease resources, this impacts the timeline view, such as an increase in vCPU that was made to allow a virtual machine more capacity.

Verify that you have end user or virtual infrastructure administrator privileges.

1

Navigate to the virtual machine list.

Option

Description

My Virtual Machines (end users)

Sign in to your cloud service.

All virtual machines in a Dedicated Cloud or Virtual Private Cloud service (administrators)

Sign in and click the Virtual Machines tab.

Virtual machines in a virtual data center (administrator)

On the Dashboard tab, click the virtual data center and click the Virtual Machines tab.

2

Power on the virtual machine.

3

Access further details of the virtual machine by clicking the virtual machine's name.

4

To view real time resource usage click the Monitoring tab.

Click the refresh icon to make sure that the most recent data is displayed.

5

View the past 24 hours, 7 days, or 14 days' usage.

The left-hand Y axis for percentage data is fixed between 0-100%, while the right-hand Y axis for raw usage scales with the historical usage data of the individual virtual machine.

Option

Description

View CPU usage

View by percentage or by raw data as MHz units by clicking the controls. The displays toggle on and off.

View memory usage

View by percentage or by raw data as GB units.

These examples show 24 hour, 7 days, and 14 days views.

Graph Showing CPU and Memory Usage Past 24 Hours
Graph showing CPU and memory usage over the past 24 hours.
Graph Showing CPU and Memory Usage Past 7 Days
Graph showing CPU and memory usage over the past 7 days.
Graph Showing CPU and Memory Usage Past 14 Days
Graph showing CPU and memory usage over the past 14 days.