|Idle||Machine whose resources used by the machine indicate that the machine is inactive.
|Lazy||Machine that has some peaks of activity, but remains idle for the majority of the time.
|Ghost||Machine switched off.
|Undersized||A machine that is slightly undersized.
|Busy||A machine that is severely undersized.
|Metric Group RAM||VMware Counter||Notes||Stats type||Unit|
|RAM: usage X (VM capacity/host capacity)|
|RAMINTRA: usage||usage||Memory usage as percentage of total configured or available memory, expressed as a hundredth of a percent (1 = 0.01%). A value between 0 and 10,000.
|RAMCONSUMED: consumed||consumed||Amount of memory consumed by a virtual machine, host, or cluster.
|RAMACTIVE: active||active||Amount of memory that is actively used, as estimated by VMkernel based on recently touched memory pages.
|RAMOVERHEAD: overhead||overhead||Amount of machine memory allocated to a virtual machine beyond its reserved amount.
|RAMGRANTED: granted||granted||Amount of machine memory or "physical" memory that is mapped for a virtual machine or a host.
|RAMCOMPRESSIONRATE: compressionRate||compressionRate||Rate of memory compression for the VM.||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond|
|RAMDECOMPRESSIONRATE: decompressionRate||decompressionRate||Rate of memory decompression for the virtual machine.||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond|
|RAMCOMPRESSED: compressed||compressed||Amount of memory compressed by ESX.||absolute||kiloBytes|
|RAMSWAPINRATE: swapinRate||swapinRate||Rate at which memory is swapped from disk into active memory during the interval. This counter applies to virtual machines and is generally more useful than the swapin counter to determine if the virtual machine is running slow due to swapping, especially when looking at real-time statistics.||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond|
|RAMSWAPOUTRATE: swapoutRate||swapoutRate||Rate at which memory is being swapped from active memory to disk during the current interval. This counter applies to virtual machines and is generally more useful than the swapout counter to determine if the virtual machine is running slow due to swapping, especially when looking at real-time statistics.||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond|
|RAMSHARED: shared||shared||Amount of guest memory that is shared with other virtual machines, relative to a single virtual machine or to all powered-on virtual machines on a host.
|RAMSWAPPED: swapped||swapped||Current amount of guest physical memory swapped out to the virtual machine's swap file by the VMkernel. Swapped memory stays on disk until the virtual machine needs it. This statistic refers to VMkernel swapping and not to guest OS swapping. swapped = swapin + swapout||absolute||kiloBytes|
|Metric Group CPU||VMware Counter||Notes||Stats type||Unit|
|CPUMHZ: usagemhz||usagemhz||CPU usage, as measured in megahertz, during the interval.
|CPUUSED: used||used||Time accounted to the virtual machine. If a system service runs on behalf of this virtual machine, the time spent by that service (represented by cpu.system) should be charged to this virtual machine. If not, the time spent (represented by cpu.overlap) should not be charged against this virtual machine.||delta||millisecond|
|CPUWAIT: wait||wait||CPU time spent in wait state. The wait total includes time spent the CPU Idle, CPU Swap Wait, and CPU I/O Wait states.||delta||millisecond|
|CPUINTRA: usage||usage||CPU usage as a percentage during the interval.
|CPUREADY: ready||ready||Percentage of time that the virtual machine was ready, but could not get scheduled to run on the physical CPU. CPU ready time is dependent on the number of virtual machines on the host and their CPU loads.||delta||millisecond|
|CPUIDLE: idle||idle||Total time that the CPU spent in an idle state (meaning that a virtual machine is not runnable).||delta||millisecond|
|CPUMAXLTD: maxlimited||maxlimited||Time the virtual machine is ready to run, but does not run because it has reached its maximum CPU limit setting.||delta||millisecond|
|CPU: usage X (VM/host capacity)|
|Metric Group DISK||VMware Counter||Notes||Stats type||Unit|
|DISKREAD: read||read||Rate of reading data from the virtual disk.||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond|
|DISKCOMMANDABORTED: commandsAborted||commandsAborted||Number of SCSI commands aborted during the collection interval.||delta||number|
|IODISK: read+write||totalReadLatency||Average amount of time for a read operation from the virtual disk. Total latency = kernel latency + device latency.||absolute||millisecond|
|DISKLATENCYWRITE: totalWriteLatency||totalWriteLatency||Average amount of time for a write operation to the virtual disk. Total latency = kernel latency + device latency.||absolute||millisecond|
|DISKWRITE: write||write||Rate of writing data from the virtual disk.||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond|
|Metric Group NET||VMware Counter||Notes||Stats type||Unit|
|NETDROPPEDRX: droppedRx||droppedRx||Number of receive packets dropped during the collection interval.||delta||number|
|NETDROPPEDTX: droppedTx||droppedTx||Number of transmit packets dropped during the collection interval.||delta||number|
|IONET: received+transmitted||received||Average rate at which data was received during the interval. This represents the bandwidth of the network.
|NETRECEIVED: received||received||Average rate at which data was received during the interval. This represents the bandwidth of the network.
|NETTRANSMITTED: transmitted||transmitted||Average rate at which data was transmitted during the interval. This represents the bandwidth of the network.
|Metric Group Other||VMware Counter||Notes||Stats type||Unit|
|HEARTBEAT: heartbeat||heartbeat||Number of heartbeats issued per virtual machine during the interval.||delta||number|
|POWER: power||power||Current power usage.||absolute||watt|
|VMMEMCTLTARGET: vmmemctltarget||vmmemctltarget||Target value set by VMkernal for the virtual machine’s memory balloon size.
In conjunction with vmmemctl metric, this metric is used by VMkernel to inflate and deflate the balloon for a virtual machine, as follows:
|VMMEMCTL: vmmemctl||vmmemctl||Amount of memory allocated by the virtual machine memory control driver (vmmemctl), which is installed with VMware Tools.
It is a VMware exclusive memory-management driver that controls ballooning.