The overview performance charts enable you to view CPU, memory, network, disk, and storage metrics for an object at the same time.

All overview charts for an object appear in the same panel in the Performance tab. This allows you to do side-by-side comparisons of resource usage for clusters, datacenters, datastores, hosts, resource pools, and virtual machines. You can perform the following tasks with the overview performance charts.

View all charts for an object in one panel. The single-panel view enables you to make side-by-side comparisons of different resource statistics, for example, CPU usage and memory usage.

View real-time and historic data.

View thumbnail charts for child objects. Thumbnail charts provide a quick summary of resource usage for each child object of a datacenter, datastore, cluster, or host.

Open the overview charts for a child object by clicking the object name in the thumbnail section.