The analytics algorithms of vCenter Operations Manager combine the metrics that show the demand for recources on a virtual machine or another object in a single value, called the workload.

These metrics include CPU utilization, memory usage, and so on.

vCenter Operations Manager indicates the workload by a colored icon that is based on the defined badge score thresholds.

The Workload score ranges from 0 (good) to over 100 (bad). The badge changes its color based on the badge score thresholds that are set by the vCenter Operations Manager administrator.

An object with a workload score of 0 is not being used. An object with a workload score above 100 is trying to access more resources than are available to it. In this case, you might have to allocate more resources to the object or move some tasks to other objects.

Object Workload States

Badge Icon

Description

User Action

Icon for normal workload status.

Workload on the object is not excessive.

No attention required.

Icon for medium workload.

The object is experiencing some high resource workloads.

1

At the upper right of the Health tab, click the View details icon Open the fully functional UI of vCenter Operations Manager to open the VMware vCenter Operations Manager user interface.

2

Check the Details tab to identify which resources experience abnormal workload.

Icon for partially high workload.

Workload on the object is approaching its capacity in at least one area.

1

At the upper right of the Health tab, click the View details icon Open the fully functional UI of vCenter Operations Manager to open the VMware vCenter Operations Manager user interface.

2

Check the Details tab to identify which resources are limited, and take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Icon for excessive workload.

Workload on the object is at or over its capacity in one or more areas.

1

At the upper right of the Health tab, click the View details icon Open the fully functional UI of vCenter Operations Manager to open the VMware vCenter Operations Manager user interface.

2

Check the Details tab to identify which resources are exhausted. Act immediately to avoid or correct problems.

Icon for unknown workload status.

No data is available.

Workload state icon for objects that are offline.

The object is offline.

A vCenter Operations Manager administrator can change the badge score thresholds. For example, a green Workload badge can indicate a score below 80 instead of 85, as set by default.