You can view real time CPU and memory usage of virtual machines in the Settings tab of vCloud Air.

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

1

Navigate to your virtual machine list.

Option

Description

Virtual machines in a virtual data center (end user view)

Sign in to My Virtual Machines in your cloud service.

Virtual machines in a virtual data center (admininstrator view)

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

Virtual machines in a Dedicated Cloud or Virtual Private Cloud service (admininstrator view)

Sign in and click the Virtual Machines tab.

2

Power on the virtual machine.

3

Click the virtual machine's name to access further details.

4

Click the Settings tab.

5

View real time CPU and memory resource allocation and usage.

Option

Description

CPU

The CPU row displays either MHz (if usage is below 1GHz) or GHz units of vCPU used and allocated.

Memory

The memory row displays either MB (if usage is below 1GB) or GB units of memory used and allocated.

6

Review percentage figure and the color of the resource bars that represent the percentage used for CPU and memory.

Option

Description

Red

Indicates greater than 80% is used.

Green

Indicates less than 80% is used.

These examples show red and green status.

Red Resource Bar Showing Greater Than 80% Used
Red resource bar showing greater than 80% used.
Green Resource Bar Showing Less Than 80% Used
Green resource bar showing less than 80% used.

Review usage history in the Monitoring tab. See View Virtual Machine CPU and Memory Usage History.