%RDY gets a lot of publicity, and is shown in the cpu panel of esxtop by default, but %LAT_C has to be enabled. From the description in the esx4.1 resource guide, they seem very similar.
%RDY Percentage of time the resource pool, virtual machine, or world was ready to run, but was not
%LAT_C Percentage of time the resource pool or world was ready to run but was not scheduled to run because
of CPU resource contention.
Although I see a lot more %LAT_C than %RDY.
Can anyone explain it in more detail and offer examples?
As far as i've always understood it, %ready is pretty straight forward as the time a process is ready to do something but there is no cpu resources available to do the processing
%lat_c is applicable for a number of things like as it says in the example a resource pool and if there are say ten machines in a resource pool that are waiting on cpu resource for varying times, then this is averaged into a percentage and that is the latency you are getting in waiting for the CPU.
But that's my understanding and I'm sure some guru will tell em i'm wrong.
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Thanks for the reply.
I'm still not too sure of the difference.
I haven't heard much on %LAT_C, but it sounds like it's a true indication of oversubscription, whereas %RDY may indicate 1 core free but a 4vCPU VM waiting for more cores to free up.
Any insight to your %LAT_C values?
If i make it to VMworld, i might see if i can ask the experts there.
whereas %RDY may indicate 1 core free but a 4vCPU VM waiting for more cores to free up.
There is another counter to watch for this, called %CSTP, where a multi vCPU has to wait for physical cores to be available.