The vCenter adapter collects many metrics for host systems, including CPU use, datastore, disk, memory, network, storage, and summary metrics.

Capacity metrics can be calculated for host system objects. See Capacity and Project-Based Metrics.

vFlash Module metrics provide information about the host system's flash devices.

vFlash Module Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

vflashModule | numActiveVMDKs_latest

Latest Number of Active VM Disks

Latest Number of Active VM Disks

Configuration metrics provide information about host system configuration.

Configuration Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

configuration | dasConfig | admissionControlPolicy | failoverHost

Failover Hosts

Failover Hosts

Hardware metrics provide information about host system hardware.

Hardware Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

hardware | cpuinfo | num_CpuCores

CPU Information - Number of CPUs

Number of CPUs for a host

CPU usage metrics provide information about CPU use.

CPU Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

cpu | capacity_usagepct_average

Capacity Usage (%)

Percent CPU capacity used.

cpu | usage_average

Usage (%)

Average CPU usage

cpu | capacity_contentionPct

CPU Contention (%)

Percent CPU contention.

cpu | demandPct

Demand (%)

Percent CPU demand.

cpu | demandmhz

Demand (MHz)

CPU demand in megahertz.

cpu | iowait

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 CPU capacity in megahertz.

cpu | corecount_provisioned

Provisioned CPU Cores

Provisioned CPU cores.

cpu | wait

Wait (ms)

CPU wait time in milliseconds.

cpu | demand_average

Demand

Demand

cpu | used_summation

Usage (%)

Percent CPU use.

cpu | usagemhz_average

Usage (MHz)

CPU use in megahertz.

cpu | reservedCapacity_average

Reserved Capacity (MHz)

Reserved CPU capacity in megahertz.

cpu | totalCapacity_average

Total Capacity (MHz)

Total CPU capacity in megahertz.

cpu | idle_summation

Idle (ms)

CPU idle time in milliseconds.

cpu | overhead_average

Overhead (KB)

Amount of CPU overhead

cpu | demand_without_overhead

Demand without overhead

Value of demand excluding any overhead

cpu | coreUtilization_average

Core Utilization (%)

Percent core utilization.

cpu | utilization_average

Utilization(%)

Percent CPU utilization.

cpu | coreUtilization_average

Core Utilization (%)

Core Utilization

cpu | utilization_average

Utilization (%)

Utilization

cpu | costop_summation

Co-stop (ms)

Time the VM is ready to run, but is unable to due to co-scheduling constraints.

cpu | latency_average

Latency (%)

Time the VM is unable to run because it is contending for access to the physical CPUs

cpu | ready_summation

Ready (ms)

Time spent in ready state

cpu | run_summation

Run (ms)

Time the VM is scheduled to run

cpu | swapwait_summation

Swap wait (ms)

Amount of time waiting for swap space

cpu | wait_summation

Wait (ms)

Total CPU time spent in wait state

cpu | vmWorkloadDisparityPct

VM CPU Workload Disparity

Percentage CPU workload disparity among the VMs on the Host

CPU utilization for resources metrics provide information about CPU activity.

CPU Utilization for Resources Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

rescpu | actav1_latest

rescpu | actav5_latest

rescpu | actav15_latest

rescpu | actpk1_latest

rescpu | actpk5_latest

rescpu | actpk15_latest

CPU Active (%) (interval)

Average active time for the CPU over the past minute, past five minutes, and at one-minute, five-minute, and 15-minute peak active times.

rescpu | runav1_latest

rescpu | runav5_latest

rescpu | runav15_latest

rescpu | runpk1_latest

rescpu | runpk5_latest

rescpu | runpk15_latest

CPU Running (%) (interval)

Average run time for the CPU over the past minute, past five minutes, past 15 minutes, and at one-minute, five-minute, and 15-minute peak times.

rescpu | maxLimited1_latest

rescpu | maxLimited5_latest

rescpu | maxLimited15_latest

CPU Throttled (%) (interval)

Scheduling limit over the past minute, past five minutes, and past 15 minutes

rescpu | sampleCount_latest

Group CPU Sample Count

Group CPU sample count.

rescpu | samplePeriod_latest

Group CPU Sample Period (ms)

Group CPU sample period in milliseconds.

Datastore metrics provide information about datastore use.

Datastore Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Notes

datastore | demand_oio

Outstanding IO requests

OIO for datastore

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 | commandsAveraged_average

Commands Averaged

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

datastore | oio

Number of Outstanding IO Operations

Number of outstanding IO operations.

datastore | totalLatency_average

Disk Command Latency (ms)

The average amount of time taken for a command from the perspective of a Guest OS. This is the sum of Kernel Command Latency and Physical Device Command Latency.

datastore | usage_average

Usage Average(KBps)

datastore | demand

Demand

Demand.

datastore | datastoreIops_average

Storage I/O Control aggregated IOPS

Aggregate number of IO operations on the datastore.

datastore | numberReadAveraged_average

Reads per second

Reads per second.

datastore | numberWriteAveraged_average

Writes per second

Writes per second.

datastore | read_average

Read Rate (KBps)

Read rate in kilobytes per second.

datastore | sizeNormalizedDatastoreLatency_average

Storage I/O Control normalized latency (ms)

Normalized latency in microseconds on the datastore.

datastore | totalReadLatency_average

Read Latency (ms)

Read latency in milliseconds.

datastore | totalWriteLatency_average

Write Latency (ms)

Write latency in milliseconds.

datastore | write_average

Write Rate (KBps)

Write rate in kilobytes per second.

datastore | datastoreMaxQueueDepth_latest

Max Queue Depth

Max Queue Depth

datastore | maxTotalLatency_latest

Highest Latency

Highest Latency

datastore | totalLatency_max

Total Latency Max

Total Latency Max (ms)

datastore | datastoreNormalReadLatency_latest

Read Latency

Read Latency

datastore | datastoreNormalWriteLatency_latest

Write Latency

Write Latency

datastore | datastoreReadBytes_latest

Data Read

Data Read

datastore | datastoreReadIops_latest

Data Read Rate

Data Read Rate

datastore | datastoreReadLoadMetric_latest

Read Load

Storage DRS metric read load

datastore | datastoreReadOIO_latest

Outstanding Read Requests

Outstanding Read Requests

datastore | datastoreWriteBytes_latest

Data Written

Data Written

datastore | datastoreWriteIops_latest

Data Write Rate

Data Write Rate

datastore | datastoreWriteLoadMetric_latest

Write Load

Storage DRS metric write load

datastore | datastoreWriteOIO_latest

Outstanding Write Requests

Outstanding Write Requests

datastore | vmPopulationAvgWorkload

Average Observed Virtual Machine Disk I/O Workload

Average Observed Virtual Machine Disk I/O Workload on the Host

datastore | vmPopulationMaxWorkload

Maximum Observed VM Disk I/O Workload

Maximum Observed VM Disk I/O Workload on the Host

datastore | vmWorkloadDisparityPct

VM Disk I/O Workload Disparity

Percentage Disk I/O workload disparity among the VMs on the Host

Disk metrics provide information about disk use.

Disk Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

disk | usage_average

Usage Rate (KBps)

Average of the sum of the data read and written fro all of the disk instances of the host or virtual machine.

disk | usage_capacity

I/O Usage Capacity

I/O Usage Capacity

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 Device Command Latency and Physical Device Command Latency metrics.

disk | numberReadAveraged_average

Reads per second

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

disk | numberWriteAveraged_average

Writes per second

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

disk | numberRead_summation

Read Rate (KBps)

Read rate in kilobytes per second.

disk | numberWrite_summation

Write Rate (KBps)

Write rate in kilobytes per second.

disk | read_average

Read Requests

Average number of read requests.

disk | write_average

Write Requests

Average number of write requests.

disk | busResets_summation

Bus Resets

Number of bus resets.

disk | commands_summation

Commands Issued

Number of commands issued.

disk | commandsAborted_summation

Commands Aborted

Number of commands aborted.

disk | deviceReadLatency_average

Physical Device Read Latency (ms)

Physical device read latency in milliseconds.

disk | kernelReadLatency_average

Kernel Disk Read Latency (ms)

Kernel disk read latency in milliseconds.

disk | totalReadLatency_average

Disk Read Latency (ms)

Disk read latency in milliseconds.

disk | queueReadLatency_average

Queue Read Latency (ms)

Queue read latency in milliseconds.

disk | deviceWriteLatency_average

Physical Device Write Latency (ms)

Physical device write latency in milliseconds.

disk | kernelWriteLatency_average

Kernel Disk Write Latency (ms)

Kernel disk write latency in milliseconds.

disk | totalWriteLatency_average

Disk Write Latency (ms)

Disk write latency in milliseconds.

disk | queueWriteLatency_average

Queue Write Latency (ms)

Queue write latency in milliseconds.

disk | deviceLatency_average

Physical Device Command Latency (ms)

Physical device command latency in milliseconds.

disk | kernelLatency_average

Kernel Disk Command Latency (ms)

Kernel disk command latency in milliseconds.

disk | queueLatency_average

Queue Command Latency (ms)

Queue command latency in milliseconds.

disk | diskoio

Number of Outstanding IO Operations

Number of Outstanding IO Operations

disk | diskqueued

Queued Operations

Queued Operations

disk | diskdemand

Demand

Demand

disk | sum_queued_oio

Total Queued Outstanding operations

Sum of Queued Operation and Outstanding Operations.

disk | max_observed

Max Observed OIO

Max Observed IO for a disk.

disk | maxTotalLatency_latest

Highest Latency

Highest Latency

disk | maxQueueDepth_average

Max Queue Depth

Maximum queue depth.

disk | scsiReservationConflicts_summation

SCSI Reservation Conflicts

SCSI Reservation Conflicts

Memory metrics provide information about memory use and allocation.

Memory Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

mem | host_contentionPct

Contention (%)

Percent host contention.

mem | host_contention

Contention (KB)

Host contention in kilobytes.

mem | host_usage

ESX System Usage (KB)

ESX system use in kilobytes.

mem | host_demand

Machine Demand (KB)

Host demand in kilobytes.

mem | host_usageVM

Overall Memory used to run VMs on Host (KB)

Overall memory used to run virtual machines on the host in kilobytes.

mem | host_provisioned

Provisioned Memory (KB)

Provisioned memory in kilobytes.

mem | host_minfree

Minimum Free Memory (KB)

Minimum free memory

mem | reservedCapacityPct

Reserved Capacity (%)

Percent reserved capacity.

mem | host_usable

Usable Memory (KB)

Usable memory in kilobytes.

mem | host_usagePct

Usage (%)

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

mem | host_systemUsage

VM kernel Usage (KB)

Amount of memory that the VM kernel uses.

mem | active_average

Guest Active (KB)

Amount of memory that is actively used.

mem | consumed_average

Consumed (KB)

Average consumed memory in kilobytes.

mem | granted_average

Granted (KB)

Amount of memory available for use.

mem | heap_average

Heap (KB)

Amount of memory allocated for heap.

mem | heapfree_average

Heap Free (KB)

Amount of free space in the heap.

mem | overhead_average

VM Overhead (KB)

Virtual machine capacity in kilobytes.

mem | reservedCapacity_average

Reserved Capacity (KB)

Reserved capacity in kilobytes.

mem | shared_average

Shared (KB)

Average shared memory in kilobytes.

mem | sharedcommon_average

Shared Common (KB)

Average shared common memory in kilobytes.

mem | swapin_average

Swap In (KB)

Amount of memory swapped in.

mem | swapout_average

Swap Out KB)

Amount of memory swapped out.

mem | swapused_average

Swap Used (KB)

Average used swapped memory in kilobytes.

mem | sysUsage_average

VM kernel Usage (KB)

Amount of memory used by the VM kernel

mem | unreserved_average

Unreserved (KB)

Average unreserved memory in kilobytes.

mem | vmmemctl_average

Balloon (KB)

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

mem | zero_average

Zero (KB)

Amount of memory that is all zero.

mem | state_latest

State (0-3)

Overall state of the memory. The value is an integer between 0 (high) and 3 (low).

mem | host_usage

Usage (KB)

Host memory use in kilobytes.

mem | usage_average

Usage/Usable (%)

Percent memory used.

mem | swapinRate_average

Swap In Rate (KBps)

Average swap-in rate in kilobyte per second.

mem | swapoutRate_average

Swap Out Rate (KBps)

Average swap-out rate in kilobytes per second.

mem | activewrite_average

Active Write (KB)

Average active writes in kilobytes.

mem | compressed_average

Compressed (KB)

Average memory compression in kilobytes.

mem | compressionRate_average

Compression Rate (KBps)

Average compression rate in kilobytes per second.

mem | decompressionRate_average

Decompression Rate (KBps)

Decompression rate in kilobytes per second.

mem | totalCapacity_average

Total Capacity (KB)

Total capacity in kilobytes.

mem | latency_average

Latency

Percentage of time the VM is waiting to access swapped or compressed memory

mem | capacity.contention_average

Capacity Contention

Capacity Contention

mem | llSwapInRate_average

Swap In Rate from Host Cache

Rate at which memory is being swapped from host cache into active memory.

mem | llSwapIn_average

Swap In from Host Cache

Amount of memory swapped-in from host cache.

mem | llSwapOutRate_average

Swap Out Rate to Host Cache

Rate at which memory is being swapped to host cache from active memory.

mem | llSwapOut_average

Swap Out to Host Cache

Amount of memory swapped-out to host cache.

mem | llSwapUsed_average

Swap Space Used in Host Cache

Space used for caching swapped pages in the host cache.

mem | lowfreethreshold_average

Low Free Threshold

Threshold of free host physical memory below which ESX will begin reclaiming memory from VMs through ballooning and swapping.

mem | vmWorkloadDisparityPct

VM Memory Workload Disparity

Recommended number of vCPUs to remove from the VM

Network metrics provide information about network performance.

Network Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

net | packetsRxPerSec

Packets Received per second

Number of packets received during the collection interval.

net | packetsTxPerSec

Packets Transmitted per second

Number of packets transmitted during the collection interval.

net | packetsPerSec

Packets per second

Number of packets transmitted and received per second.

net | usage_average

Usage Rate (KBps)

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

net | usage_capacity

I/O Usage Capacity

I/O Usage Capacity

net | maxObserved_KBps

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 | demand

Demand (%)

Percent demand.

net | transmitted_average

Data Transmit Rate (KBps)

Data transmission rate in kilobytes per second.

net | received_average

Data Receive Rate (KBps)

Data received rate in kilobytes per second.

net | packetsRx_summation

Packets Received

Number of packets received.

net | packetsTx_summation

Packets Transmitted

Number of packets transmitted.

net | droppedRx_summation

Received Packets Dropped

Number of received packages that were dropped.

net | droppedTx_summation

Transmitted Packets Dropped

Number of transmitted packets that were dropped.

net | droppedPct

Packets Dropped (%)

Percent packets dropped.

net | dropped

Packets Dropped

Number of packets dropped during the collection interval.

net | bytesRx_average

bytes Rx (KBps)

Average amount of data received per second

net | bytesTx_average

bytes Tx (KBps)

Average amount of data transmitted per second

net | broadcastRx_summation

Broadcast Packets Received

Number of broadcast packets received during the sampling interval

net | broadcastTx_summation

Broadcast Packets Transmitted

Number of broadcast packets transmitted during the sampling interval

net | errorsRx_summation

Error Packets Received

Number of packets with errors received

net | errorsTx_summation

Error Packets Transmitted

Number of packets with errors transmitted

net | multicastRx_summation

Multicast Packets Received

Number of multicast packets received

net | multicastTx_summation

Multicast Packets Transmitted

Number of multicast packets transmitted

net | throughput.usage.ft_average

FT Throughput Usage

FT Throughput Usage

net | throughput.usage.hbr_average

HBR Throughput Usage

HBR Throughput Usage

net | throughput.usage.iscsi_average

iSCSI Throughput Usage

iSCSI Throughput Usage

net | throughput.usage.nfs_average

NFS Throughput Usage

NFS Throughput Usage

net | throughput.usage.vm_average

VM Throughput Usage

VM Throughput Usage

net | throughput.usage.vmotion_average

vMotion Throughput Usage

vMotion Throughput Usage

net | unknownProtos_summation

Unknown Protocol Frames Received

Number of frames with unknown protocol received

System metrics provide information about the amount of CPU that resources and other applications use.

System Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

sys | poweredOn

Power ON

1 if the host system is powered on, 0 if the host system is powered off, or -1 if the power state is unknown.

sys | uptime_latest

Uptime (seconds)

Number of seconds since the last system startup.

sys | diskUsage_latest

Disk Usage (%)

Percent disk use.

sys | resourceCpuUsage_average

Resource CPU Usage (MHz)

Amount of CPU that the Service Console and other applications use.

sys | resourceCpuAct1_latest

Resource CPU Active (%) (1 min. average)

Percentage of resource CPU that is active. Average value during a one-minute period.

sys | resourceCpuAct5_latest

Resource CPU Active (%) (5 min. average)

Percentage of resource CPU that is active. Average value during a five-minute period.

sys | resourceCpuAllocMax_latest

Resource CPU Alloc Max (MHz)

Maximum resource CPU allocation in megahertz.

sys | resourceCpuAllocMin_latest

Resource CPU Alloc Min (MHz)

Minimum resource CPU allocation in megahertz.

sys | resourceCpuAllocShares_latest

Resource CPU Alloc Shares

Number of resource CPU allocation shares.

sys | resourceCpuMaxLimited1_latest

Resource CPU Max Limited (%) (1 min. average)

Percent of resource CPU that is limited to the maximum amount. Average value during a one-minute period.

sys | resourceCpuMaxLimited5_latest

Resource CPU Max Limited (%) (5 min. average)

Percentage of resource CPU that is limited to the maximum amount. Average value during a five-minute period.

sys | resourceCpuRun1_latest

Resource CPU Run1 (%)

Percent resource CPU for Run1.

sys | resourceCpuRun5_latest

Resource CPU Run5 (%)

Percent resource CPU for Run5.

sys | resourceMemAllocMax_latest

Resource Memory Alloc Max (KB)

Maximum resource memory allocation in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemAllocMin_latest

Resource Memory Alloc Min (KB)

Minimum resource memory allocation in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemAllocShares_latest

Resource Memory Alloc Shares

Number of resource memory shares allocated.

sys | resourceMemCow_latest

Resource Memory Cow (KB)

Cow resource memory in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemMapped_latest

Resource Memory Mapped (KB)

Mapped resource memory in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemOverhead_latest

Resource Memory Overhead (KB)

Resource memory overhead in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemShared_latest

Resource Memory Shared (KB)

Shared resource memory in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemSwapped_latest

Resource Memory Swapped (KB)

Swapped resource memory in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemTouched_latest

Resource Memory Touched (KB)

Touched resource memory in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemZero_latest

Resource Memory Zero (KB)

Zero resource memory in kilobytes.

sys | resourceMemConsumed_latest

Resource Memory Consumed

Resource Memory Consumed Latest (KB)

sys | resourceFdUsage_latest

Resource File descriptors usage

Resource File descriptors usage (KB)

sys | build

Build Number

Build number.

sys | productString

Product String

Product string.

sys | vmotionEnabled

vMotion Enabled

1 if vMotion is enabled or 0 if vMotion is not enabled.

Management agent metrics provide information about memory use.

Management Agent Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

managementAgent | memUsed_average

Memory Used (%)

Amount of total configured memory that is available for use.

managementAgent | swapUsed_average

Memory Swap Used (KB)

Sum of the memory swapped by all powered-on virtual machines on the host.

managementAgent | swapIn_average

Memory Swap In (KBps)

Amount of memory that is swapped in for the Service Console.

managementAgent | swapOut_average

Memory Swap Out (KBps)

Amount of memory that is swapped out for the Service Console.

managementAgent | cpuUsage_average

CPU Usage

CPU Usage

Storage path metrics provide information about data storage use.

Storage Adapter Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

storagePath | totalLatency

Total Latency (ms)

Total latency in milliseconds.

storagePath | usage

Total Latency (KBps)

Total latency in kilobytes per second.

storagePath | read_average

Read Rate (KBps)

Rate of reading data from the virtual disk.

storagePath | write_average

Write Rate (KBps)

Write rate in kilobytes per second.

storagePath | commandsAveraged_average

Commands per second

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

storagePath | numberReadAveraged_average

Reads per second

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

storagePath | totalWriteLatency_average

Writes per second

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

storagePath | numberWriteAveraged_average

Writes per second

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

storagePath | totalReadLatency_average

Read Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a read operation by the storage adapter.

storagePath | maxTotalLatency_latest

Write Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a write operation by the storage adapter.

storagePath | storagePathName

Storage Path Name

Storage Path Name

Storage adapter metrics provide information about data storage use.

Storage Adapter Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

storageAdapter | usage

Total Usage (KBps)

Total use in kilobytes per second.

storageAdapter | portWWN

Port WWN

Port World Wide Name

storageAdapter | commandsAveraged_average

Commands per second

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

storageAdapter | numberReadAveraged_average

Reads per second

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

storageAdapter | numberWriteAveraged_average

Writes per second

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

storageAdapter | read_average

Read Rate (KBps)

Rate of reading data by the storage adapter.

storageAdapter | totalReadLatency_average

Read Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a read operation by the storage adapter. Total latency is the sum of kernel latency and device latency.

storageAdapter | totalWriteLatency_average

Write Latency (ms)

Average amount of time for a write operation by the storage adapter. Total latency is the sum of kernel latency and device latency.

storageAdapter | write_average

Write Rate (KBps)

Rate of writing data by the storage adapter.

storageAdapter | demand

storageAdapter | maxTotalLatency_latest

Highest Latency

Highest Latency

storageAdapter | outstandingIOs_average

Outstanding Requests

Outstanding Requests

storageAdapter | queueDepth_average

Queue Depth

Queue Depth

storageAdapter | queueLatency_average

Queue Command Latency (ms)

The average time spent in the ESX Server VM Kernel queue per command.

storageAdapter | queued_average

Queued

Queued

Storage metrics provide information about storage use.

Storage Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

storage | commandsAveraged_average

Commands per second

Number of commands per second.

storage | totalReadLatency_average

Read Latency (ms)

Read latency in milliseconds.

storage | read_average

Read Rate (KBps)

Read rate in kilobytes.

storage | numberReadAveraged_average

Reads per second

Reads per second.

storage | totalLatency_average

Total Latency (ms)

Total latency in milliseconds.

storage | usage_average

Total Usage (KBps)

Total storage use in kilobytes per second.

storage | totalWriteLatency_average

Write Latency (ms)

Write latency in milliseconds.

storage | write_average

Write Rate (KBps)

Write rate in kilobytes per second.

storage | numberWriteAveraged_average

Writes per second

Writes per second.

Sensor metrics provide information about host system cooling.

Fan Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

Sensor | fan | currentValue

Speed (%)

Percent fan speed.

Sensor | fan | healthState

Health State

Fan health state.

Sensor | temperature | currentValue

Temp C

Fan temperature in centigrade.

Sensor | temperature | healthState

Health State

Fan health state.

Power metrics provide information about host system power use.

Power Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

power | energy_summation

Energy (Watt)

Host power use in watts.

power | power_average

Power (Watt)

Host power use in watts.

power | powerCap_average

Power Cap (Watt)

Host power capacity in watts.

Disk space metrics provide information about disk space use.

Disk Space Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

diskspace | notshared

Not Shared (GB)

Unshared disk space in gigabytes.

diskspace | numvmdisk

Number of Virtual Disks

Number of virtual disks.

diskspace | shared

Shared Used (GB)

Used shared disk space in gigabytes.

diskspace | snapshot

Snapshot Space (GB)

Disk space used by snapshots in gigabytes.

diskspace | diskused

Virtual Disk Used (GB)

Disk space used by virtual disks in gigabytes.

diskpsace | used

Virtual machine used (GB)

Disk space used by virtual machines in gigabytes.

diskpsace | total_usage

Total disk space used

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

diskpsace | total_capacity

Total disk space

Total disk space on all datastores visible to this object.

diskpsace | total_provisioned

Total provisioned disk space

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

Summary metrics provide information about overall host system performance.

Summary Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

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 | number_vmotion

Number of vMotions

Number of vMotions.

summary | total_number_datastores

Total Number of Datastores

Total Number of Datastores

summary | number_running_vcpus

Number of VCPUs on Powered On VMs

Total number of VCPUs of Virtual Machines that are powered on

summary | total_number_vms

Total Number of VMs

Total number of virtual machines.

summary | workload_indicator

Workload Indicator (%)

Percent workload indicator.

Host-based replication (HBR) metrics provide information about vSphere replication.

HBR Metrics for Host Systems

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

hbr | hbrNetRx_average

Replication Data Received Rate

Replication Data Received Rate

hbr | hbrNetTx_average

Replication Data Transmitted Rate

Replication Data Transmitted Rate

hbr | hbrNumVms_average

Replicated VM Count

Replicated VM Count