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.

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.

Ensure that you have connected to a vCenter Server system by using the vSphere Client.


Select an inventory object.


Click the Performance tab.


Select a view.


Specify a time range.