You can view CPU, memory, disk, and network statistics for an object in the advanced performance charts. These charts support additional data counters not supported in the overview performance charts.

When connected directly to an ESX/ESXi host, the advanced performance charts display only real-time statistics and past day statistics. To view historical data, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.

1

Select a host, cluster, resource pool, or virtual machine in the inventory panel.

2

Click the Performance tab.

3

Click Advanced.

4

To view a different chart, select an option from the Switch to list.

The default charts are configured to show the following information.

Option

Description

CPU

Shows the CPU usage in MHz. Available for clusters, resource pools, hosts, and virtual machines.

Memory

Shows the amount of memory granted. Available for clusters, resource pools, hosts, and virtual machines.

Disk

Shows the aggregated storage performance statistics. Available for hosts and virtual machines.

Network

Shows the aggregated network performance statistics. Available for hosts and virtual machines.

System

Shows statistics for overall system availability, including CPU usage by the service console and other aapplications. Available for hosts and virtual machines.

Cluster Services

Shows aggregate CPU, aggregate memory, and failover statistics for DRS and HA clusters and hosts that are part of DRS clusters.

The amount of historical data displayed in a chart depends on the collection interval and collection level set for vCenter Server.