The vCenter adapter collects configuration, CPU usage, memory, and summary metrics for resource pools.

Resource Pool metrics include capacity and badge metrics. See definitions in:

Capacity and Project-Based Metrics

Badge Metrics

Configuration metrics provide information about memory and CPU allocation configuration.

Configuration Metrics for Resource Pools

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

config | mem_alloc_reservation

Memory Allocation Reservation

Memory Allocation Reservation

CPU usage metrics provide information about CPU use.

CPU Usage Metrics for Resource Pools

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

cpu | capacity_demandEntitlementPct

Capacity Demand Entitlement (%)

Percent demand entitlement capacity.

cpu | capacity_entitlement

Capacity entitlement (MHz)

Capacity entitlement in megahertz.

cpu | capacity_contentionPct

CPU Contention (%)

Percent CPU contention.

cpu | demandmhz

Demand (MHz)

CPU demand in megahertz.

cpu | capacity_contention

Overall CPU Contention (ms)

Overall CPU contention in milliseconds.

cpu | usagemhz_average

Usage (MHz)

Average CPU use in megahertz.

cpu | effective_limit

Effective limit

Effective limit.

cpu | reservation_used

Reservation Used

Reservation used.

cpu | estimated_entitlement

Estimated entitlement

Estimated entitlement.

cpu | dynamic_entitlement

Dynamic entitlement

Dynamic entitlement.

cpu | demand_without_overhead

Demand without overhead

Value of demand excluding any overhead

Memory metrics provide information about memory use and allocation.

Memory Metrics for Resource Pools

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

mem | vmmemctl_average

Balloon (KB)

Amount of memory currently used by the virtual machine memory control.

mem | compressionRate_average

Compression Rate (KBps)

Compression rate in kilobytes per second.

mem | consumed_average

Consumed (KB)

Amount of host memory consumed by the virtual machine for guest memory.

mem | host_contentionPct

Contention (%)

Percent contention.

mem | guest_usage

Guest usage

Guest memory entitlement

mem | guest_demand

Guest demand

Guest memory entitlement

mem | host_contention

Contention (KB)

Contention in kilobytes.

mem | decompressionRate_averaage

Decompression Rate (KBps)

Decompression rate in kilobytes per second.

mem | granted_average

Granted (KB)

Average of memory available for use.

mem | active_average

Guest Active (KB)

Amount of memory that is actively used.

mem | overhead_average

VM Overhead (KB)

Memory overhead reported by host.

mem | shared_average

Shared (KB)

Amount of shared memory.

mem | reservation_used

Reservation Used

Memory Reservation Used

mem | dynamic_entitlement

Dynamic Entitlement

Memory Dynamic Entitlement

mem | effective_limit

Effective Limit

Memory Effective Limit

mem | swapinRate_average

swapinRate_average

Rate at which memory is swapped from disk into active memory during the interval.

mem | swapoutRate_average

swapoutRate_average

Amount of unreserved memory.

mem | swapped_average

Swapped (KB)

Memory currently in use as a percentage of total available memory.

mem | usage_average

Usage (%)

Amount of memory currently used by the virtual machine memory control.

mem | zero_average

Zero (KB)

Amount of memory that is all zero.

mem | zipped_latest

Zipped (KB)

Latest zipped memory in kilobytes.

mem | swapin_average

Swap In (KB)

Average swap-in memory in kilobytes.

mem | swapout_average

Swap Out (KB)

Average swap-out memory in kilobytes.

mem | swapused_average

Swap Used (KB)

Used swapped memory in kilobytes.

mem | guest_provisioned

Guest Configured Memory (KB)

Guest configured memory in kilobytes.

Summary metrics provide information about overall performance.

Summary Metrics for Resource Pools

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

summary | number_running_vms

Number of Running VMs

Number of running virtual machines.

summary | total_number_vms

Total Number of VMs

Total number of virtual machines.

summary | iowait

IO Wait (ms)

IO wait time in milliseconds.