After you assign your super metric to an object type, you can monitor it on the Troubleshooting tab of the object type. Tracking a single super metric on one Troubleshooting tab is easier than tracking the metrics of separate objects on several Troubleshooting tabs.

The super metric SM-AvgVMCPUUsage% you defined to calculate average CPU usage across all virtual machines is assigned to the Host System object type. After one collection cycle has completed, SM-AvgVMCPUUsage% appears as a super metric on each host.

Create or import your super metric. See Add Your Super Metric.

Visualize your super metric to verify that it works properly. See Visualize Your Super Metric.

Associate your super metric to a an object type. See Associate Your Super Metric with an Object Type.


Select Environment > All Objects.


Under vCenter Adapter, expand Host System and select one of the objects.


On the Troubleshooting tab, select All Metrics.


Scroll down the metrics list to expand Super Metric and double-click SM-AvgVMCPUUsage% to view the average CPU usage for all virtual machines that are children of the host you selected.

If the average CPU usage is low, system performance is good and your customers should not experience long transaction processing times. You can continue monitoring the super metric for changes in average CPU usage that might affect the customer experience. If the average CPU usage fluctuates, enable the super metric in a custom policy associated with the host objects to send an alert when the super metric value reaches an unacceptable threshold.