The vCenter Adapter instance collects network and summary metrics for VMware distributed virtual switches.

VMware Distributed Virtual Switch metrics include capacity and badge metrics. See definitions in:

Capacity and Project-Based Metrics

Badge Metrics

Network Metrics for VMware Distributed Virtual Switches

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

network | port_statistics | rx_bytes

Total Ingress Traffic

Total ingress traffic (KBps)

network | port_statistics | tx_bytes

Total Egress Traffic

Total egress traffic (KBps)

network | port_statistics | ucast_tx_pkts

Egress Unicast Packets per second

Egress unicast packets per second

network | port_statistics | mcast_tx_pkts

Egress Multicast Packets per second

Egress multicast packets per second

network | port_statistics | bcast_tx_pkts

Egress Broadcast Packets per second

Egress broadcast packets per second

network | port_statistics | ucast_rx_pkts

Ingress Unicast Packets per second

Ingress unicast packets per second

network | port_statistics | mcast_rx_pkts

Ingress Multicast Packets per second

Ingress multicast packets per second

network | port_statistics | bcast_rx_pkts

Ingress Broadcast Packets per second

Ingress broadcast packets per second

network | port_statistics | dropped_tx_pkts

Egress Dropped Packets per second

Egress dropped packets per second

network | port_statistics | dropped_rx_pkts

Ingress Dropped Packets per second

Ingress dropped packets per second

network | port_statistics | rx_pkts

Total Ingress Packets per second

Total ingress packets per second

network | port_statistics | tx_pkts

Total Egress Packets per second

Total egress packets per second

network | port_statistics | utilization

Utilization

Use (KBps)

network | port_statistics | dropped_pkts

Total Dropped Packets per second

Total dropped packets per second

network | port_statistics | dropped_pkts_pct

Percentage of Dropped Packets

Percentage of dropped packets

network | port_statistics | maxObserved_rx_bytes

Max Observed Ingress Traffic (KBps)

Max observed ingress traffic (KBps)

network | port_statistics | maxObserved_tx_bytes

Max Observed Egress Traffic (KBps)

Max observed egress traffic (KBps)

network | port_statistics | maxObserved_utilization

Max Observed Utilization (KBps)

Max observed utilization (KBps)

Summary Metrics for VMware Distributed Virtual Switches

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

summary | max_num_ports

Maximum Number of Ports

Maximum number of ports

summary | used_num_ports

Used Number of Ports

Used number of ports

summary | num_blocked_ports

Number of Blocked Ports

Number of Blocked Ports

Host Metrics for VMware Distributed Virtual Switches

Metric Key

Metric Name

Description

host | mtu_mismatch

MTU Mismatch

Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) mismatch

host | teaming_mismatch

Teaming Mismatch

Teaming mismatch

host | mtu_unsupported

Unsupported MTU

Unsupported MTU

host | vlans_unsupported

Unsupported VLANs

Unsupported VLANs

host | config_outofsync

Config Out Of Sync

Config Out Of Sync

host | attached_pnics

Number of Attached pNICs

Number of attached physical NICs