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TheVMinator
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Expert

Determining peak memory usage for a VM in the Custom UI

How can I measure peak memory usage for a VM in the custom UI using a supermetric?  I don't see an attribute kind under memory with the title "peak usage".  I see "Demand (KB)" and "Usage(KB)".  I can average these using an avg() function.  But how can I determine the peak that a VM experiences in terms of memory?

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abhilashhb
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Since when is memory measured in Hz Smiley Wink

"Demand (MHz)" and "Usage(MHz)" are for CPU. You can't measure peak memory using them.



Abhilash B
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mark_j
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Why is it we got this 'similar' question on about 3 different posts in a matter of hours?

You've got the 1min-5min, and 15-min running avg for CPU, but beyond that you cannot "avg" these values for a specific resource.

Simply moving averages and sliding time-windows for SMs are something being mulled over/"asked for" for future releases, but right now it's not possible with the current 5.x versions.

If you find this or any other answer useful please mark the answer as correct or helpful.
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TammieD
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

If you graph memory usage for a vm, it shows you the peak for the time frame you are looking at.

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