The vCenter Server statistics settings, the type of object selected, and the features that are enabled on the selected object determine the amount of information displayed in charts. Charts are organized into views. You can select a view to see related data together on one screen. You can also specify the time range, or data collection interval. The duration extends from the selected time range to the present time.

You must have a vSphere Web Client or a vSphere Client connected to a vCenter Server.


Select an inventory object.


Navigate to the performance charts for your client.



vSphere Client

Select the Performance tab > Overview or Advanced subtab.

Overview charts display multiple data sets in one panel to easily evaluate different resource statistics, display thumbnail charts for child objects, and display charts for a parent and a child object.

Advanced charts display more information than overview charts, are configurable, and can be printed or exported to a spreadsheet file.

vSphere Web Client

Select the Monitor tab > Performance subtab.

Advanced charts are available only in the vSphere Client.


Select a view.


Specify a time range.