You can customize a performance chart by specifying the objects to monitor, the counters to include, the time range, and chart type. You can customize preconfigured chart views and create new chart views.

Changes to chart options take effect immediately. New views are added to the Switch to menu.


Display the object in the inventory.


Select the object and click the Performance tab.


Click Advanced.


Click Chart Options.


In Chart Options, select a metric group for the chart.


Select a time range for the metric group.

If you choose Custom, do one of the following.

Select Last and set the number of hours, days, weeks, or months for the amount of time to monitor the object.

Select From and select the beginning and end dates.

You can also customize the time range options by customizing the statistics collection interval setting.


Select the chart type.

When selecting the stacked graph option, consider the following.

You can select only one item from the list of measurements.

Per-virtual-machine stacked graphs are available only for hosts.

Click a counter description name to display information about the counter’s function and whether the selected metric can be stacked for per-virtual-machine graphs.


In Objects, select the inventory objects to display in the chart.

You can also specify the objects using the All or None buttons.


In Counters, select the data counters to display in the chart.

You can also specify counters using the All or None buttons.

Click a counter name to display information about the counter in the Counter Description panel.


Click Apply to see the results.


Click OK.

To view the chart in its own window, click the pop-up chart button (pop-up chart button). This enables you to view additional charts while keeping this chart open.