You can use the Density score to achieve higher consolidation ratios and cost savings. When you understand the behavior and performance of your virtual machines and applications, you can maximize the consolidation in your virtual environment without affecting the performance or service-level agreements.

The Density score ranges between 0 (bad) and 100 (good). The badge score thresholds can by modified by the vRealize Operations Manager administrator.

See Managing and Administering Policies for vRealize Operations Manager to configure symptom thresholds for the Density badge score.

Object Density States

Badge Icon


User Action

Icon for normal Density score.

The resource consolidation is good.

No attention required.

Icon for moderate Density score state.

Some resources are not fully consolidated.

Check the details and take appropriate action.

Icon for high Density score.

The consolidation for many resources is low.

Check the details and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Icon for very high Density score.

The resource consolidation is extremely low.

Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

Icon for unknown Density score.

The object is offline or no data is available for any of the metrics for the time period.