TheVMinator
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Attribute kind for average memory usage

I am attempting to make a basic, general calculation of how much memory a VM actually is using on average.  In the supermetrics -> "attribute kinds" selections there are these options:

Consumed(KB)

Guest Demand (KB)

Guest Usage (KB)

Usage (KB)

Which of these is most appropriate if I want to determine a VMs average memory usage?

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mark_j
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For a VM, use these for mem active usage:

Guest Active (KB) or Guest Active Memory (%)

If you're looking for avg usage, see our other comments to your CPU avg post. No real "avg" is avail using SMs, but I would recommend using the vCOps cap planning views and reporting to get a good 'avg' output for your VMs.

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TheVMinator
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The goal here is to be able to take the info for this one VM, then group different VMs together with a custom attribute that are part of different datacenters and clusters, such as all SQL servers, attach a custom attribute to them, and see what the typical patterns are for Memory Usage for that profile of servers.  In vSphere UI I can only use what the vSphere UI provides for groupings.  If I want to see what the average Guest Active (KB) for a VM has been for the last 3 months, then group VMs together across different clusters and datacenters, can I do this without a supermetric or what is the best method?

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TheVMinator
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Any ideas?

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