The vCenter adapter collects CPU usage, disk, memory, network, storage, disk space, and summary metrics for datacenters.

Datacenter metrics include capacity and badge metrics. See definitions in:

Capacity and Project-Based Metrics

Badge Metrics

CPU usage metrics provide information about CPU use.

CPU Usage Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

cpu | capacity_usagepct_average

Capacity Usage (%)

Percent capacity used.

cpu | capacity_contentionPct

CPU Contention (%)

Percent CPU contention.

cpu | demandPct

Demand (%)

Percent demand.

cpu | demandmhz

Demand (MHz)

Demand in megahertz.

cpu | demand_average

Demand (MHz)

CPU Demand

cpu | overhead_average

Overhead (KB)

Amount of CPU overhead

cpu | demand_without_overhead

Demand without overhead

Value of demand excluding any overhead

cpu | wait

IO Wait (ms)

IO wait time in milliseconds.

cpu | numpackages

Number of CPU Sockets

Number of CPU sockets.

cpu | capacity_contention

Overall CPU Contention (ms)

Overall CPU contention in milliseconds.

cpu | capacity_provisioned

Provisioned Capacity (MHz)

Provisioned capacity in megahertz.

cpu | corecount_provisioned

Provisioned CPU Cores

Provisioned CPU cores.

cpu | reservedCapacity_average

Reserved Capacity (MHz)

Reserved capacity in megahertz.

cpu | usagemhz_average

Usage (MHz)

Average use in megahertz.

cpu | iowait

Wait (ms)

IO wait time in milliseconds.

Disk metrics provide information about disk use.

Disk Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

disk | commandsAveraged_average

Commands per second

Average number of commands issued per second during the collection interval.

disk | totalLatency_average

Disk Command Latency (ms)

Average amount of time taken for a command from the perspective of the guest operating system. This metric is the sum of the Kernel Disk Command Latency and Physical Device Command Latency metrics.

disk | usage_average

Usage Rate (KBps)

Sum of the data transmitted and received for all the NIC instances of the host or virtual machine.

disk | sum_queued_oio

Total queued outstanding IO operations

Sum of queued operations and outstanding operations.

disk | max_observed

Max observed OIO

Max observed outstanding IO for a disk.

Memory metrics provide information about memory use and allocation.

Memory Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

mem | host_contentionPct

Contention (%)

Percent host contention.

mem | host_demand

Machine Demand (KB)

Host demand in kilobytes.

mem | host_systemUsage

ESX System Usage

Memory usage by the VM kernel and ESX user-level services

mem | host_provisioned

Provisioned Memory (KB)

Provisioned host memory in kilobytes.

mem | reservedCapacity_average

Reserved Capacity (KB)

Reserved memory capacity in kilobytes.

mem | host_usable

Usable Memory (KB)

Usable host memory in kilobytes.

mem | host_usage

Usage (KB)

Host memory use in kilobytes.

mem | host_usagePct

Usage/Usable (%)

Percent host memory used.

mem | overhead_average

VM Overhead

Memory overhead reported by host

Network metrics provide information about network performance.

Network Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

net | droppedPct

Packets Dropped (%)

Percent packets dropped.

net | maxObservedKBps

Max Observed Throughput

Max observed rate of network throughput

net | maxObserved_Tx_KBps

Max Observed Transmitted Throughput

Max observed transmitted rate of network throughput

net | maxObserved_Rx_KBps

Max Observed Received Throughput

Max observed received rate of network throughput

net | transmitted_average

Data Transmit Rate

Average amount of data transmitted per second

net | received_average

Data Receive Rate

Average amount of data received per second

net | usage_average

Usage Rate (KBps)

The sum of the data transmitted and received for all the NIC instances of the host or virtual machine.

Storage metrics provide information about storage use.

Storage Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

storage | usage_average

Total Usage (KBps)

Average use in kilobytes.

Datastore metrics provide information about Datastore use.

Datastore Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

datastore | maxObserved_NumberRead

Max Observed Reads per second

Max observed average number of read commands issued per second during the collection interval.

datastore | maxObserved_Read

Max Observed Read Rate

Max observed rate of reading data from the datastore.

datastore | maxObserved_NumberWrite

Max Observed Writes per second

Max observed average number of write commands issued per second during the collection interval.

datastore | maxObserved_Write

Max Observed Write Rate

Max observed rate of writing data from the datastore.

datastore | maxObserved_OIO

Max Observed Number of Outstanding IO Operations

datastore | demand_oio

Outstanding IO requests

OIO for datastore.

datastore | numberReadAveraged_average

Reads per second

Average number of read commands issued per second during the collection interval.

datastore | numberWriteAveraged_average

Writes per second

Average number of write commands issued per second during the collection interval.

datastore | read_average

Read Rate

Amount of data read in the performance interval

datastore | write_average

Write Rate

Amount of data written to disk in the performance interval

Disk space metrics provide information about disk use.

Disk Space Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

diskspace | used

Virtual machine used (GB)

Used virtual machine disk space in gigabytes.

diskspace | total_usage

Total disk space used

Total disk space used on all datastores visible to this object.

diskspace | total_capacity

Total disk space

Total disk space on all datastores visible to this object.

diskspace | total_provisioned

Total provisioned disk space

Total provisioned disk space on all datastores visible to this object.

diskspace | notshared

Not Shared (GB)

Unshared disk space in gigabytes.

diskspace | shared

Shared Used (GB)

Shared disk space in gigabytes.

diskspace | snapshot

Snapshot Space (GB)

Snapshot disk space in gigabytes.

diskspace | diskused

Virtual Disk Used (GB)

Used virtual disk space in gigabytes.

diskspace | numvmdisk

Virtual machine used (GB)

Used virtual machine disk space in gigabytes.

Summary metrics provide information about overall performance.

Summary Metrics for Datacenters

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

summary | number_running_hosts

Number of Running Hosts

Number of running hosts.

summary | number_running_vms

Number of Running VMs

Number of running virtual machines.

summary | max_number_vms

Maximum Number of VMs

Maximum Number of VMs

summary | total_number_clusters

Total Number of Clusters

Total number of clusters.

summary | total_number_hosts

Total Number of Hosts

Total number of hosts.

summary | total_number_vms

Total Number of VMs

Total number of virtual machines.

summary | total_number_datastores

Total Number of Datastores

Total number of datastores.

summary | number_running_vcpus

Number of VCPUs on Powered On VMs

Number of virtual CPUs on powered-on virtual machines.

summary | workload_indicator

Workload Indicator

Workload indicator.

summary | avg_vm_density

Average Running VM Count per Running Host

Average number of running virtual machines per running host.