For test i have esxi 6.0u3 with 32gb ram and two virtual machine vm1 and vm2 with with 20gb of configured ram
vm1 : 20gb ram
vm2 : 20gb ram
esxi can not support the full ram consumption load of both vm1+vm2
For the test I turned off shared memory and compressed memory on virtual machine, working only balloned+swap
Now I'm going to use 15gb of ram on vm1 and 15gb of ram on vm2, so esxi must find free ram.
Vmware start ballooned on vm to try to free ram from vm.
On graphics = vcenter - virtual.machine.1 - monitor - utilization - guest memory : appear yellow graphis for ballooned to 5gb
now the question!!
this metric on VM1: guest memory - balloned - 5gb ram --->>> is memory that vm1 did release to the esxi after vm1 has received a "command of balloon" from ESXI? to give the ram to vm2
this metric on VM1: guest memory - balloned - 5gb ram --->>> is memory that vm1 have received to esxi who released through a Balloned run "command balloon" over vm2?