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Guest Operating System - Only a few drives displayed

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Creating a dashboard with how full Drives are for both windows and linux servers and it only mentions a couple of both the window drives and linux partitions. If i go to the individual VM it displays all the servers drives but in a dashboard view only a few of them can be viewed. Thoughts?

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RickVerstegen
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Create a view and add the metric Partition Utilization %. For example, change the label to Free Space %. Use the instance breakdown and set expression to (100-last) as mentioned earlier by RobertMesropyan

There is not Free space % OOTB. If you have endpoint agent (which provide some extra metrics) installed on those virtual machines you can have a look to see if there is a metric available regarding Free Space %.
As you can see below vm-ws01 has three disks. In the instance configuration you need to specify the metric group and set the expression on the metric as stated in the 2nd screenshot.

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RobertMesropyan
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You can configure view widget witn enabled "Add intance breakdown" option
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hi. thanks for your help. that instance option works and displays the drive letter for every windows server but the % of free space is incorrect. What metric do i use against again? have tried a few metrics and it doesnt give the correct info

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RobertMesropyan
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You can define free space by using "Expression" transformation  (100 - last etc.) for Guest File System|Utilization (%) metric
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abugeja
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Thanks will take a look

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abugeja
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no luck with this yet. What im trying to achive is listing all servers then the next column is what % the drive usage is at then next to that is the drive letter which is actually being refered to from the %

Some servers have 2 or 3 drives some have 8.

Unless there is an easier way to display this information happy for comments and ideas

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bump

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RickVerstegen
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Create a view and add the metric Partition Utilization %. For example, change the label to Free Space %. Use the instance breakdown and set expression to (100-last) as mentioned earlier by RobertMesropyan

There is not Free space % OOTB. If you have endpoint agent (which provide some extra metrics) installed on those virtual machines you can have a look to see if there is a metric available regarding Free Space %.
As you can see below vm-ws01 has three disks. In the instance configuration you need to specify the metric group and set the expression on the metric as stated in the 2nd screenshot.

pastedImage_0.pngpastedImage_3.png

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abugeja
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thanks for this. Finally got it working. Also added the drive capacity size and disk in use in GB so its easier to read

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RickVerstegen
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Great! Please close this thread and mark the correct answer abugeja

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