The system metric group tracks statistics for overall system availability. These counters are available directly from ESX and from vCenter Server.

System Data Counters lists the system data counters.

Note

The system metrics appear only in the advanced performance charts, and only for hosts and virtual machines.

System Data Counters

Counter

Label

Description

Entity

V

H

R

C

heartbeat

Heartbeat

Number of heartbeats issued per virtual machine during the interval.

Stats Type: delta

Unit: number

Rollup Type: sum

Collection Level: 1

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resourceCpuUsage

Resource CPU Usage

Amount of CPU used during the interval by the Service Console and other applications.

Stats Type: rate

Unit: megaHertz

Rollup Type: average

Collection Level: 3(4)

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uptime

Uptime

Total time elapsed, in seconds, since last system startup.

Stats Type: absolute

Unit: second

Rollup Type: latest

Collection Level: 1

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