VirtualCenter Performance Counters

Version 1

    CPU Statistics

    Level

    Counter name in API

    Description

    units

    4

    cpu.usage.none

    CPU Usage (None)

    percent

    1

    cpu.usage.average

    CPU Usage (Average)

    percent

    4

    cpu.usage.minimum

    CPU Usage (Minimum)

    percent

    4

    cpu.usage.maximum

    CPU Usage (Maximum)

    percent

    4

    cpu.usagemhz.none

    CPU Usage in MHz (None)

    megaHertz

    1

    cpu.usagemhz.average

    CPU Usage in MHz (Average)

    megaHertz

    4

    cpu.usagemhz.minimum

    CPU Usage in MHz (Minimum)

    megaHertz

    4

    cpu.usagemhz.maximum

    CPU Usage in MHz (Maximum)

    megaHertz

    3

    cpu.system.summation

    CPU System

    millisecond

    3

    cpu.wait.summation

    CPU Wait

    millisecond

    3

    cpu.ready.summation

    CPU Ready

    millisecond

    3

    cpu.extra.summation

    CPU Extra. This is time above the statically calculated entitlement. Entitlement is the share of processing time that a VM should get as a result of its vCPU count and assigned shares. You should not use or care about this counter in any of your own analysis.

    millisecond

    3

    cpu.used.summation

    CPU Used

    millisecond

    3

    cpu.guaranteed.latest

    CPU Guaranteed

    millisecond

    2

    cpu.reservedCapacity.average

    CPU Reserved Capacity

    megaHertz

    2

    cpu.idle.summation

    CPU Idle

    millisecond

     

    Memory Statistics

    Level

    Counter name in API

    Description

    units

    4

    mem.usage.none

    Memory Usage (None)

    percent

    1

    mem.usage.average

    Memory Usage (Average)

    percent

    4

    mem.usage.minimum

    Memory Usage (Minimum)

    percent

    4

    mem.usage.maximum

    Memory Usage (Maximum)

    percent

    4

    mem.granted.none

    Memory Granted (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.granted.average

    Memory Granted (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.granted.minimum

    Memory Granted (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.granted.maximum

    Memory Granted (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.active.none

    Memory Active (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.active.average

    Memory Active (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.active.minimum

    Memory Active (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.active.maximum

    Memory Active (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.shared.none

    Memory Shared (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.shared.average

    Memory Shared (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.shared.minimum

    Memory Shared (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.shared.maximum

    Memory Shared (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.zero.none

    Memory Zero (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.zero.average

    Memory Zero (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.zero.minimum

    Memory Zero (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.zero.maximum

    Memory Zero (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.unreserved.none

    Memory Unreserved (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.unreserved.average

    Memory Unreserved (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.unreserved.minimum

    Memory Unreserved (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.unreserved.maximum

    Memory Unreserved (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapused.none

    Memory Swap Used (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.swapused.average

    Memory Swap Used (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapused.minimum

    Memory Swap Used (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapused.maximum

    Memory Swap Used (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapunreserved.none

    Memory Swap Unreserved (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.swapunreserved.average

    Memory Swap Unreserved (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapunreserved.minimum

    Memory Swap Unreserved (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapunreserved.maximum

    Memory Swap Unreserved (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.sharedcommon.none

    Memory Shared Common (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.sharedcommon.average

    Memory Shared Common (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.sharedcommon.minimum

    Memory Shared Common (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.sharedcommon.maximum

    Memory Shared Common (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.heap.none

    Memory Heap (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.heap.average

    Memory Heap (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.heap.minimum

    Memory Heap (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.heap.maximum

    Memory Heap (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.heapfree.none

    Memory Heap Free (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.heapfree.average

    Memory Heap Free (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.heapfree.minimum

    Memory Heap Free (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.heapfree.maximum

    Memory Heap Free (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.state.latest

    Memory State

    number

    4

    mem.swapped.none

    Memory Swapped (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.swapped.average

    Memory Swapped (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapped.minimum

    Memory Swapped (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapped.maximum

    Memory Swapped (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swaptarget.none

    Memory Swap Target (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.swaptarget.average

    Memory Swap Target (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swaptarget.minimum

    Memory Swap Target (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swaptarget.maximum

    Memory Swap Target (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapin.none

    Memory Swap In (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.swapin.average

    Memory Swap In (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapin.minimum

    Memory Swap In (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapin.maximum

    Memory Swap In (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapout.none

    Memory Swap Out (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.swapout.average

    Memory Swap Out (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapout.minimum

    Memory Swap Out (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.swapout.maximum

    Memory Swap Out (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.vmmemctl.none

    Memory Balloon (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.vmmemctl.average

    Memory Balloon (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.vmmemctl.minimum

    Memory Balloon (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.vmmemctl.maximum

    Memory Balloon (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.vmmemctltarget.none

    Memory Balloon Target (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.vmmemctltarget.average

    Memory Balloon Target (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.vmmemctltarget.minimum

    Memory Balloon Target (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.vmmemctltarget.maximum

    Memory Balloon Target (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.overhead.none

    Memory Overhead (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.overhead.average

    Memory Overhead (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.overhead.minimum

    Memory Overhead (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.overhead.maximum

    Memory Overhead (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.consumed.none

    Memory Consumed (None)

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.consumed.average

    Memory Consumed (Average)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.consumed.maximum

    Memory Consumed (Maximum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.consumed.minimum

    Memory Consumed (Minimum)

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.sysUsage.none

    Memory Used by vmkernel

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.sysUsage.average

    Memory Used by vmkernel

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.sysUsage.maximum

    Memory Used by vmkernel

    kiloBytes

    4

    mem.sysUsage.minimum

    Memory Used by vmkernel

    kiloBytes

    2

    mem.reservedCapacity.average

    Memory Reserved Capacity

    megaBytes

     

    Disk Statistics

    Level

    Counter name in API

    Description

    units

    4

    disk.usage.none

    Disk Usage (None)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    1

    disk.usage.average

    Disk Usage (Average)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    4

    disk.usage.minimum

    Disk Usage (Minimum)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    4

    disk.usage.maximum

    Disk Usage (Maximum)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    3

    disk.numberRead.summation

    Disk Read Requests

    number

    3

    disk.numberWrite.summation

    Disk Write Requests

    number

    3

    disk.read.average

    Disk Read Rate

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    3

    disk.write.average

    Disk Write Rate

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    2

    disk.commands.summation

    Disk Commands Issued

    number

    2

    disk.commandsAborted.summation

    Disk Command Aborts

    number

    2

    disk.busResets.summation

    Disk Bus Resets

    number

    2

    disk.deviceReadLatency.average

    Physical Device Read Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.kernelReadLatency.average

    Kernel Disk Read Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.totalReadLatency.average

    Disk Read Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.queueReadLatency.average

    Queue Read Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.deviceWriteLatency.average

    Physical Device Write Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.kernelWriteLatency.average

    Kernel Disk Write Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.totalWriteLatency.average

    Disk Write Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.queueWriteLatency.average

    Queue Write Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.deviceLatency.average

    Physical Device Command Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.kernelLatency.average

    Kernel Disk Command Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.totalLatency.average

    Disk Command Latency

    millisecond

    2

    disk.queueLatency.average

    Queue Command Latency

    millisecond

     

    Network Statistics

    Level

    Counter name in API

    Description

    units

    4

    net.usage.none

    Network Usage (None)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    1

    net.usage.average

    Network Usage (Average)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    4

    net.usage.minimum

    Network Usage (Minimum)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    4

    net.usage.maximum

    Network Usage (Maximum)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    3

    net.packetsRx.summation

    Network Packets Received

    number

    3

    net.packetsTx.summation

    Network Packets Transmitted

    number

    3

    net.received.average

    Network Data Receive Rate

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    3

    net.transmitted.average

    Network Data Transmit Rate

    kiloBytesPerSecond

     

    Other Statistics

    Level

    Counter name in API

    Description

    units

    1

    sys.uptime.latest

    Uptime

    second

    1

    sys.heartbeat.summation

    Heartbeat

    number

    1

    clusterServices.cpufairness.latest

    CPU Fairness

    number

    1

    clusterServices.memfairness.latest

    Memory Fairness

    number

    1

    clusterServices.effectivecpu.average

    Effective CPU Resources

    megaHertz

    1

    clusterServices.effectivemem.average

    Effective Memory Resources

    megaBytes

    1

    clusterServices.failover.latest

    Current failover level

    number

    3

    license.vdiVmAvail.latest

    Available VDI (per VM) virtual machine licenses

    number

    3

    license.vdiVmExcess.latest

    Excess VDI (per VM) virtual machine licenses

    number

    4

    sys.resourceCpuUsage.none

    Resource CPU Usage (None)

    megaHertz

    3

    sys.resourceCpuUsage.average

    Resource CPU Usage (Average)

    megaHertz

    4

    sys.resourceCpuUsage.maximum

    Resource CPU Usage (Maximum)

    megaHertz

    4

    sys.resourceCpuUsage.minimum

    Resource CPU Usage (Minimum)

    megaHertz

    3

    managementAgent.memUsed.average

    Memory Used (Average)

    kiloBytes

    3

    managementAgent.swapUsed.average

    Memory Swap Used (Average)

    kiloBytes

    3

    managementAgent.swapIn.average

    Memory Swap In (Average)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    3

    managementAgent.swapOut.average

    Memory Swap Out (Average)

    kiloBytesPerSecond

    3

    rescpu.actav1.latest

    CPU Active (1 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.actpk1.latest

    CPU Active (1 min. peak)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.runav1.latest

    CPU Running (1 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.actav5.latest

    CPU Active (5 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.actpk5.latest

    CPU Active (5 min. peak)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.runav5.latest

    CPU Running (5 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.actav15.latest

    CPU Active (15 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.actpk15.latest

    CPU Active (15 min. peak)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.runav15.latest

    CPU Running (15 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.runpk1.latest

    CPU Running (1 min. peak)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.maxLimited1.latest

    CPU Throttled (1 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.runpk5.latest

    CPU Running (5 min. peak)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.maxLimited5.latest

    CPU Throttled (5 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.runpk15.latest

    CPU Running (15 min. peak)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.maxLimited15.latest

    CPU Throttled (15 min. average)

    percent

    3

    rescpu.sampleCount.latest

    Group CPU Sample Count

    number

    3

    rescpu.samplePeriod.latest

    Group CPU Sample Period

    millisecond