The Density score indicates the consolidation ratios, such as virtual machines per host, virtual CPUs per physical CPU, virtual memory per physical memory, and so on.

Demand analytics determine an optimal child to parent consolidation ratio. The Density badge value is a score based on the percentage alignment of your actual consolidation ratio to optimal.

To view the Density badge, click Environment in the left pane and select the object, click the Analysis tab, and click the Density tab.

Density Based on Selected Inventory Object

Option

Description

Badge status

Density status for the object based on the most critical of the violated standards.

Density Trend

How the badge value for the object has trended over time.

This trend view allows you to see behavior over time and to identify when a change in a badge value indicates a change on the object.

The trend data time value is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Density Breakdown

Breakdown of the density percentage based on the percentage of the actual consolidation ratio to the optimal ratio.

The data range considered for computing the density for the resource containers is based on the Data Range setting, which is defined in the Time analysis settings for the policy that is associated with the object.

Density in Related Objects

Density status of the related objects.

Use the related objects to determine if any problems are affecting only the current object or are related objects experiencing problems.