The VM Overview module allows users to organize VMs according to their software characteristics, the consumption of resources or according to performance indicators.
The first tab VM Information provides a graphic with the distribution of the Operative Systems in each VM. Additionally, it groups the static information of VMs in a table as follows:
|Name:||Name of VM|
|Identifier:||Unique identifier of the VM|
|OS:||Operative system used by the VM|
|VCPU#:||Number of VCPU allocated to the VM|
|RAMCap (MB):||RAM Capacity in MB of the VM|
|CPU Res (MHz):||CPU reserved in MHZ|
|RAM Res (MB):||RAM reserved in MB to the VM|
|VMware T:||Status of VMware tools in the VM|
Some properties are not always available for all VMs. In this case the value of the property will appear as Null
The second tab VM Consumption shows information about the VM consumptions. Consumptions are recorded in a DC Scope database. In order to facilitate the organization of consumptions, metrics are calculated over a period of analysis which can contain a large number of logs. By clicking on the VM name, the period of analysis for that VM will zoom in. Using this feature, the user can look for events in smaller periods of time. The minimum period of time for the analysis is one hour.
This information is presented in a table as follows:
|Period||Number of period|
|From||Start data collection date|
|To||End data collection date|
|Name||Name of Server|
|Nb of values||Number of logs of consumptions|
|CPU Consumption in %||Avg||Average CPU consumption in %|
|Min||Minimum CPU consumption in %|
|Max||Maximum CPU consumption in %|
|CPU \< 10||Percentage of logs of where the CPU|
|CPU > 70||Percentage of logs of where the CPU consumption is more than 70%|
|RAM Consumption in %||Avg||Average RAM consumption in %|
|Min||Minimum RAM consumption in %|
|Max||Maximum RAM consumption in %|
|IO-Disk Consumption (MB/s)||Avg||Average disk consumption in MB/s|
|Min||Minimum disk consumption in MB/s|
|Max||Maximum disk consumption in MB/s|
|IO-Net Consumption (MB/s)||Avg||Average network consumption in MB/s|
|Min||Minimum network consumption in MB/s|
|Max||Maximum network consumption in MB/s|
|CPU Ready (ms)||Avg||Average waiting time to access the CPU|
|Min||Minimum waiting time to access the CPU|
|Max||Maximum waiting time to access the CPU|
|Disk latency (ms)||Avg||Average waiting time to access the disk|
|Min||Minimum waiting time to access the disk|
|Max||Maximum waiting time to access the disk|
Some consumptions are not always available for all VMs, in this case the value of the consumption will appear as Null.
The third tab_VM Synthesis_ provides a detailed overview of each VM. Click on the search bar on the top of the frame to select a VM. Once a VM is selected, the different details of the VM will appear.
This frame provides general information of the VM such as the creation date of the VM, the annual cost of the VM and the comments associated to the VM from VMware. Additionally, you can add information (fields in red) regarding the owner, environment, end date and comments. This information will be available only from DC Scope.
The color cube in the top left represents the behavior status of the VM:
This frame provides the location information of the VM. It will list the host, folder, resource pool, datastore and tags associated with the VM.
The system information will provide information regarding the operating system in the VM, the status of VMware tools, the status of the VM in the datacenter, the behavior status of the VM, the troubleshooting status and the configuration of High Availability of the VM.
This frame provides information regarding the VCPU, VRAM and storage allocated to the VM as well as the capacity of the server/datastore hosting the VM.
Activity vs Capacity
The Activity vs Capacity frame compares different criteria of the selected VM against an average VM in the infrastructure. These criteria are:
- CPU activity
- CPU capacity
- RAM activity
- RAM capacity
- Storage capacity
VM Life Cycle
The Life Cycle tab provides the information of the migrations, changes, and modifications in the VMs. It will list any move of the VM among the servers, changes in the resources allocated and changes in the status as well as the user that made such change.