The disk metric group tracks statistics for datastore utilization.

Storage Utilization Data Counters lists the storage utilization data counters.

Note

Storage metrics appear only in the overview performance charts.

Legend:

D = Datastores

V = Virtual Machines

F = Filetypes

Storage Utilization Data Counters

Counter

Label

Description

Entity

D

V

F

capacity

Storage Capacity

Configured size of the datastore.

Stats Type: absolute

Unit: kiloBytes

Rollup Type: latest

Collection Level: 1

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provisioned

Allocated

Amount of physical space allocated by an administrator for the datastore. Provisioned space is not always in use; it is the storage size up to which files on a datastore or virtual machine can grow. Files cannot expand beyond this size.

Stats Type: absolute

Unit: kiloBytes

Rollup Type: latest

Collection Level: 1

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unshared

Not-shared

Amount of datastore space that belongs only to the virtual machine and is not shared with other virtual machines. Only unshared space is guaranteed to be reclaimed for the virtual machine if, for example, it is moved to a different datastore and then back again. The value is an aggregate of all unshared space for the virtual machine, across all datastores.

Stats Type: absolute

Unit: kiloBytes

Rollup Type: latest

Collection Level: 1

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used

Used

Amount of space actually used by a virtual machine or a datastore. The used amount can be less than the amount provisioned at any given time, depending on whether the virtual machine is powered-off, whether snapshots have been created, and other such factors.

Stats Type: absolute

Unit: kiloBytes

Rollup Type: latest

Collection Level: 1