Greetings, I was tasked with finding out if I can use ARIA to help with reporting on virtual machines that have a linear\ step increase in memory and be able to report that in a dashboard, report or alert.
That way our performance folks can investigate the Virtual machines with growing memory and address them accordingly.
I know I can create a VM dash to show top 10 VM's using memory. This would be about being able to identify problem vm's and look to see why their is a memory usage increase. Thanks ahead of time folks.
There are plenty of OOB dashboards, views and reports that will do the trick. Search of capacity.
This view may help in identifying increases by using Guest|Used Memory (KB) (requires VMtools). Memory|Usage (%) could be used as well.
Add the metric 3 times. Set the transformations like below. Time settings = last 30 days. Filter = VM uptime greater than 30 days (newly deployed VMs may have huge spike in ram usage after powering on, want to exclude these).