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Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics

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Performance metrics reference for the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics

Use these performance metrics reference tables to identify the performance metrics collected by the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics at for vCenter, cluster, host, and virtual machine entities. The following list is consolidated from the data collected from the different vCenter servers and based upon the vCenter server configuration these performance metrics may or may not be available.

Performance metrics collected with the default configuration

Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics collects limited performance metrics with the default configuration. The following tables show these performance metrics collected by Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics using the default configuration.

  • The parameter value used in the conf file represents the metric name you can use with <entity>_metric_allowlist/denylist (i.e., host_metric_allowlist, vm_metric_denylist) parameters in inframon_ta_vmware_template.conf file while filtering the performance metrics to be collected. In the case of multiple metrics, separate the values provided with the parameter with a comma.
  • The indexed fields represents the metric name of the performance metric in the indexed performance data.

HostSystem - Performance Metrics (source: VMPerf:HostSystem)

The following source types are collected with the source VMPerf:HostSystem.

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:cpu

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
CPU Consumed cpu.average.usagemhz.megaHertz vmware.esxihost.cpu.usagemhz
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
CPU usage (%) cpu.average.usage.percent vmware.esxihost.cpu.usage
Average CPU capacity (MHz) cpu.average.totalCapacity.megaHertz vmware.esxihost.cpu.totalCapacity
Average CPU demand (MHz) cpu.average.demand.megaHertz vmware.esxihost.cpu.demand
Reserved Allocation percent for CPU (Reserved vs. Total Capacity)

cpu.average.reservedCapacity.megaHertz cpu.average.totalCapacity.megaHertz cpu.average.reservedAllocation.percent

vmware.esxihost.cpu.reservedCapacity vmware.esxihost.cpu.totalCapacity vsphere.esxihost.cpu.reservedAllocation

Unreserved Allocation percent for CPU (Uneserved vs. Total Capacity)

cpu.average.reservedCapacity.megaHertz cpu.average.totalCapacity.megaHertz cpu.average.unreservedAllocation.percent

vmware.esxihost.cpu.reservedCapacity, vmware.esxihost.cpu.totalCapacity vsphere.esxihost.cpu.unreservedAllocation

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:mem

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average consumed memory (KB) mem.average.consumed.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.consumed
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
Host Overhead Consumed Memory (KB) mem.average.overhead.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.overhead
Average host cache used for swapping (KB) mem.average.llSwapUsed.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.llSwapUsed
Shared Memory mem.average.shared.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.shared
Average memory balloon (KB) mem.average.vmmemctl.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.vmmemctl
Average memory swap out rate (KB/s) mem.average.swapoutRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.mem.swapoutRate
Active Guest Memory (KB) mem.average.active.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.active
Compressed Memory mem.average.compressed.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.compressed
Reserved Allocation Percent for Memory

mem.average.reservedCapacity.megaBytes mem.average.totalCapacity.megaBytes mem.average.reservedAllocation.percent

vmware.esxihost.mem.reservedCapacity, vmware.esxihost.mem.totalCapacity vsphere.esxihost.mem.reservedAllocation

Average memory swap in rate (KB/s) mem.average.swapinRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.mem.swapinRate
Average memory usage (%) mem.average.usage.percent vmware.esxihost.mem.usage
Swapped Memory (KB)

mem.average.swapin.kiloBytes mem.average.swapout.kiloBytes mem.average.swapped.kiloBytes

vmware.esxihost.mem.swapin
vmware.esxihost.mem.swapout
vsphere.esxihost.mem.swapped

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:datastore

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average storage read rate (KB/s) datastore.average.read.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.datastore.read
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • datastore
  • datastore_name
  • host
Average write latency (ms) datastore.average.totalWriteLatency.millisecond vmware.esxihost.datastore.totalWriteLatency
Average read latency (ms) datastore.average.totalReadLatency.millisecond vmware.esxihost.datastore.totalReadLatency
Average storage read request per second datastore.average.numberReadAveraged.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.numberReadAveraged
Average storage write request per second datastore.average.numberWriteAveraged.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.numberWriteAveraged
Average storage write (KB/s) datastore.average.write.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.datastore.write

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:hbr

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average replication data receive (KB/s) hbr.average.hbrNetRx.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.hbr.hbrNetRx
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
Average replication data transmit (KB/s) hbr.average.hbrNetTx.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.hbr.hbrNetTx

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:net

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Total packets received net.summation.packetsRx.number vmware.esxihost.net.packetsRx
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
Average data received rate (KB/s) net.average.received.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.net.received
Average data transmitted rete (KB/s) net.average.transmitted.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.net.transmitted
Total packets transmitted net.summation.packetsTx.number vmware.esxihost.net.packetsTx

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:power

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average power usage (W) power.average.power.watt vmware.esxihost.power.power
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:disk

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average Disk usage (KB/s) disk.average.usage.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.disk.usage
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool

Virtual Machine - Performance Metrics (source: VMPerf:VirtualMachine)

The following source types are collected with the source VMPerf:VirtualMachine.

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:cpu

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average CPU usage (MHz) cpu.average.usagemhz.megaHertz vmware.vm.cpu.usagemhz
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
CPU usage (%) cpu.average.usage.percent vmware.vm.cpu.usage
% CPU demand entitlement ratio cpu.latest.demandEntitlementRatio.percent vmware.vm.cpu.demandEntitlementRatio
Total CPU ready (ms) cpu.summation.ready.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.ready

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:mem

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
VM Overhead Consumed Memory (KB) mem.average.overhead.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.overhead
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Average memory balloon (KB) mem.average.vmmemctl.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.vmmemctl
Swapped Memory mem.average.swapped.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.swapped
Average granted memory (KB) mem.average.granted.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.granted
Average memory usage (%) mem.average.usage.percent vmware.vm.mem.usage
Average consumed memory (KB) mem.average.consumed.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.consumed
Compressed Memory mem.average.compressed.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.compressed
Average active memory (KB) mem.average.active.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.active
Shared Memory mem.average.shared.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.shared
Average balloon target (KB) mem.average.vmmemctltarget.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.vmmemctltarget

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:datastore

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average storage read rate (KB/s) datastore.average.read.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.datastore.read
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • datastore
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Average storage write (KB/s) datastore.average.write.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.datastore.write
Average write latency (ms) datastore.average.totalWriteLatency.millisecond vmware.vm.datastore.totalWriteLatency
Average read latency (ms) datastore.average.totalReadLatency.millisecond vmware.vm.datastore.totalReadLatency
Total storage space across all datastores (bytes) datastore.average.storage_committed.bytes vsphere.vm.datastore.storage_commited
Additional storage space used by VM across all datastores (bytes) datastore.average.storage_uncommitted.bytes vsphere.vm.datastore.storage_uncommited
Storage Used (%) datastore.average.storage_used_percent.percent vsphere.vm.datastore.storage_used_percent

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:net

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average data received rate (KB/s) net.average.received.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.net.received
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Total packets received net.summation.packetsRx.number vmware.vm.net.packetsRx
Average data transmitted rete (KB/s) net.average.transmitted.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.net.transmitted
Total packets transmitted net.summation.packetsTx.number vmware.vm.net.packetsTx

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:power

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average power usage (W) power.average.power.watt vmware.vm.power.power
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool

ClusterComputeResource - Performance Fields (Source: VMPerf:ClusterComputeResource)

The following source types are collected with the source VMPerf:ClusterComputeResource.

Sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:cpu

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
CPU usage (%) cpu.average.usage.percent vmware.cluster.cpu.usage
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
Average CPU usage (MHz) cpu.average.usagemhz.megaHertz vmware.cluster.cpu.usagemhz
Total Capacity (MHz) cpu.average.totalmhz.megaHertz vmware.cluster.cpu.totalmhz

Sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:clusterServices

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Effective memory resource (MB) clusterServices.average.effectivemem.megaBytes vmware.cluster.clusterServices.effectivemem
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
Effective CPU resource (MHz) clusterServices.average.effectivecpu.megaHertz vmware.cluster.clusterServices.effectivecpu

vCenter Server - Performance Metrics (Source: VMPerf:VcenterServer)

The following source types are collectd with the source VMPerf:VcenterServer.

Sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:vcResources

Field description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Virtual Mem Usage (KB) vcResources.average.virtualmemusage.kiloBytes vmware.vc.vcResources.virtualmemusage
  • moid
  • instance
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
CPU System Usage % vcResources.average.systemcpuusage.percent vmware.vc.vcResources.systemcpuusage
Physical Mem Usage (KB) vcResources.average.physicalmemusage.kiloBytes vmware.vc.vcResources.physicalmemusage

Performance metrics collected with a configuration other than the default

The Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics can collect specific performance metrics other than default configured metrics. You can use <entity>_metric_allowlist/<entity>_metric_denylist parameters from the inframon_ta_vmware_template.conf file to specify a subset of performance metrics that you need to collect.

  • The parameter value used in the conf file represents the value of metric name you can use with the <entity>_metric_allowlist/denylist (i.e., host_metric_allowlist, vm_metric_denylist) parameters in the inframon_ta_vmware_template.conf file while filtering the performance metrics to be collected. In the case of multiple metrics, separate the values provided with the parameter by commas.
  • The indexed field represents the metric name of the performance metric in indexed performance data.

HostSystem - Metrics that can be collected (source: VMPerf:HostSystem)

The following source types are collected with the source VMPerf:HostSystem.

You can use the host_metric_allowlist and host_metric_denylist parameters to provide a list and regex of performance metrics. Based on the values of the parameters, the performance metrics are filtered and indexed for the vCenter server.

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:cpu

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
% Average CPU core utilization cpu.average.coreUtilization.percent vmware.esxihost.cpu.coreUtilization
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
% Average CPU latency cpu.average.latency.percent vmware.esxihost.cpu.latency
% Average CPU readiness cpu.average.readiness.percent vmware.esxihost.cpu.readiness
% Average CPU utilization cpu.average.utilization.percent vmware.esxihost.cpu.utilization
Total CPU costop (ms) cpu.summation.costop.millisecond vmware.esxihost.cpu.costop
Total CPU idle (ms) cpu.summation.idle.millisecond vmware.esxihost.cpu.idle
Total CPU ready (ms) cpu.summation.ready.millisecond vmware.esxihost.cpu.ready
Total CPU swap wait (ms) cpu.summation.swapwait.millisecond vmware.esxihost.cpu.swapwait
Total CPU used (ms) cpu.summation.used.millisecond vmware.esxihost.cpu.used
Total CPU wait (ms) cpu.summation.wait.millisecond vmware.esxihost.cpu.wait

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:mem

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average active write memory (KB) mem.average.activewrite.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.activewrite
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
Average memory compressed rate (KB/s) mem.average.compressionRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.mem.compressionRatePerSecond
Average memory decompression rate (KB/s) mem.average.decompressionRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.mem.decompressionRatePerSecond
Average granted memory (KB) mem.average.granted.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.granted
Average heap memory (KB) mem.average.heap.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.heap
Average heapfree memory (KB) mem.average.heapfree.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.heapfree
Average % memory latency mem.average.latency.percent vmware.esxihost.mem.latency
Average memory swap in from host cache (KB) mem.average.llSwapIn.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.llSwapIn
Average memory swap out from host cache (KB) mem.average.llSwapOut.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.llSwapOut
Average memory used by VMkernel (KB) mem.average.sysUsage.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.sysUsage
Average unreserved memory (KB) mem.average.unreserved.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.unreserved
Average % memory usage mem.average.usage.percent vmware.esxihost.mem.usage
Average zero memory (KB) mem.average.zero.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.zero
Memory State Level mem.latest.state.number vmware.esxihost.mem.state
VMFS PB cache overhead (KB) mem.latest.vmfs.pbc.overhead.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.vmfs.pbc.overhead
max VMFS PB cache size (MB) mem.latest.vmfs.pbc.sizeMax.megaBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.vmfs.pbc.sizeMax
VMFS PC cache size (MB) mem.latest.vmfs.pbc.size.megaBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.vmfs.pbc.size
max VMFS working set (TB) mem.latest.vmfs.pbc.workingSetMax.teraBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.vmfs.pbc.workingSetMax
VMFS working set (TB) mem.latest.vmfs.pbc.workingSet.teraBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.vmfs.pbc.workingSet
Average swap used memory (KB) mem.average.swapused.kiloBytes vmware.esxihost.mem.swapused
VMFS PB cache capacity miss ratio % mem.latest.vmfs.pbc.capMissRatio.percent vmware.esxihost.mem.vmfs.pbc.capMissRatio

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:datastore

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Datastore highest latency datastore.latest.maxTotalLatency.millisecond vmware.esxihost.datastore.maxTotalLatency
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • datastore
  • datastore_name
  • host
Average datastore IOPS datastore.average.datastoreIops.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreIops
Datastore DRS normalized read latency datastore.latest.datastoreNormalReadLatency.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreNormalReadLatency
Datastore DRS read bytes datastore.latest.datastoreReadBytes.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreReadBytes
Datastore DRS read I/O rate datastore.latest.datastoreReadIops.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreReadIops
Datastore DRS outstanding read request datastore.latest.datastoreReadOIO.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreReadOIO
Datastore latency observed by VM datastore.latest.datastoreVMObservedLatency.microsecond vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreVMObservedLatency
Datastore DRS written bytes datastore.latest.datastoreWriteBytes.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreWriteBytes
Datastore DRS write I/O rate datastore.latest.datastoreWriteIops.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreWriteIops
Datastore DRS outstanding write request datastore.latest.datastoreWriteOIO.number vmware.esxihost.datastore.datastoreWriteOIO

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:hbr

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average vSphere replication VM count hbr.average.hbrNumVms.number vmware.esxihost.hbr.hbrNumVms
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:net

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average data received per second (KB/s) net.average.bytesRx.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.net.bytesRx
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
Average data transmitted per second (KB/s) net.average.bytesTx.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.net.bytesTx
Average network usage (KB/s) net.average.usage.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.net.usage
Total packets received in broadcast net.summation.broadcastRx.number vmware.esxihost.net.broadcastRx
Total packets transmitted in broadcast net.summation.broadcastTx.number vmware.esxihost.net.broadcastTx
Total packets dropped (Transmitting) net.summation.droppedRx.number vmware.esxihost.net.droppedRx
Total packets dropped (Receiving) net.summation.droppedTx.number vmware.esxihost.net.droppedTx
Total packets receive errors net.summation.errorsRx.number vmware.esxihost.net.errorsRx
Total packets transmit errors net.summation.errorsTx.number vmware.esxihost.net.errorsTx
Total multicast received net.summation.multicastRx.number vmware.esxihost.net.multicastRx
Total multicast transmitted net.summation.multicastTx.number vmware.esxihost.net.multicastTx

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:power

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average allowed power usage (W) power.average.powerCap.watt vmware.esxihost.power.powerCap
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
Total power usage (J) power.summation.energy.joule vmware.esxihost.power.energy

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:storageAdapter

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Highest storage-adapter latency (ms) storageAdapter.latest.maxTotalLatency.millisecond vmware.esxihost.storageAdapter.maxTotalLatency
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:storagepath

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Highest storage-path latency (ms) storagePath.latest.maxTotalLatency.millisecond vmware.esxihost.storagePath.maxTotalLatency
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:sys

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
System up time (s) sys.latest.uptime.second vmware.esxihost.sys.uptime
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:disk

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average disk read speed (KB/s) disk.average.read.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.disk.read
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • host
Average disk usage (KB/s) disk.average.usage.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.disk.usage
Average disk write speed (KB/s) disk.average.write.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.esxihost.disk.write
Highest disk latency (ms) disk.latest.maxTotalLatency.millisecond vmware.esxihost.disk.maxTotalLatency

Virtual Machine - Metrics that can be collected (source: VMPerf:VirtualMachine)

The following source types are collected with the source VMPerf:VirtualMachine. You can use the vm_metric_allowlist and/or vm_metric_denylist parameters to provide list and regex of performance metrics. Based on the values of parameters, the performance metrics are filtered and indexed for the configured vCenter servers.

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:cpu

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average CPU demand (MHz) cpu.average.demand.megaHertz vmware.vm.cpu.demand
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
% Average CPU latency cpu.average.latency.percent vmware.vm.cpu.latency
% Average CPU readiness cpu.average.readiness.percent vmware.vm.cpu.readiness
Average CPU entitlement (MHz) cpu.latest.entitlement.megaHertz vmware.vm.cpu.entitlement
Total CPU costop (ms) cpu.summation.costop.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.costop
Total CPU idle (ms) cpu.summation.idle.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.idle
Total CPU maxing out (ms) cpu.summation.maxlimited.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.maxlimited
Total CPU overlap time (ms) cpu.summation.overlap.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.overlap
Total CPU run (ms) cpu.summation.run.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.run
Total CPU swap wait (ms) cpu.summation.swapwait.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.swapwait
Total CPU spend on system (ms) cpu.summation.system.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.system
Total CPU used (ms) cpu.summation.used.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.used
Total CPU wait (ms) cpu.summation.wait.millisecond vmware.vm.cpu.wait

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:mem

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average active write memory (KB) mem.average.activewrite.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.activewrite
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Average memory compressed rate (KB/s) mem.average.compressionRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.mem.compressionRate
Average memory decompression rate (KB/s) mem.average.decompressionRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.mem.decompressionRate
Average memory entitlement (KB) mem.average.entitlement.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.entitlement
Average % memory latency mem.average.latency.percent vmware.vm.mem.latency.percent
Average memory swap in rate from host cache (KB/s) mem.average.llSwapInRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.mem.llSwapInRate
Average memory swap out rate from host cache (KB/s) mem.average.llSwapOutRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.mem.llSwapOutRate
Average host cache used for swapping (KB) mem.average.llSwapUsed.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.llSwapUsed
Average memory reserved overhead (KB) mem.average.overheadMax.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.overheadMax
Average memory overhead touched (KB) mem.average.overheadTouched.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.overheadTouched
Average memory swap in rate (KB/s) mem.average.swapinRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.mem.swapinRate
Average memory swap in (KB) mem.average.swapin.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.swapin
Average memory swap out rate (KB/s) mem.average.swapoutRate.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.mem.swapoutRate
Average memory swap out (KB) mem.average.swapout.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.swapout
Average memory swap target (KB) mem.average.swaptarget.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.swaptarget
Average zero memory mem.average.zero.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.zero
Memory saved by zip (KB) mem.latest.zipSaved.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.zipSaved
Memory zipped (KB) mem.latest.zipped.kiloBytes vmware.vm.mem.zipped

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:datastore

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Highest storage latency (ms) datastore.latest.maxTotalLatency.millisecond vmware.vm.datastore.maxTotalLatency
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Average storage read request per second datastore.average.numberReadAveraged.number vmware.vm.datastore.numberReadAveraged
Average storage write request per second datastore.average.numberWriteAveraged.number vmware.vm.datastore.numberWriteAveraged

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:net

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average data received (KB/s) net.average.bytesRx.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.net.bytesRx
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Average data transmitted (KB/s) net.average.bytesTx.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.net.bytesTx
Average network usage (KB/s) net.average.usage.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.net.usage
Total packets received in broadcast net.summation.broadcastRx.number vmware.vm.net.broadcastRx
Total packets transmitted in broadcast net.summation.broadcastTx.number vmware.vm.net.broadcastTx
Total packets dropped (Transmitting) net.summation.droppedRx.number vmware.vm.net.droppedRx
Total packets dropped (Receiving) net.summation.droppedTx.number vmware.vm.net.droppedTx
Total multicast Received net.summation.multicastRx.number vmware.vm.net.multicastRx
Total multicast Transmitted net.summation.multicastTx.number vmware.vm.net.multicastTx

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:power

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Total power usage (J) power.summation.energy.joule vmware.vm.power.energy
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:virtualDisk

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average read rate (KB/s) virtualDisk.average.read.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.virtualDisk.read
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Average write rate (KB/s) virtualDisk.average.write.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.virtualDisk.write

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:disk

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
Average disk read speed (KB/s) disk.average.read.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.disk.read
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
Average disk usage (KB/s) disk.average.usage.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.disk.usage
Average disk write speed (KB/s) disk.average.write.kiloBytesPerSecond vmware.vm.disk.write
Highest disk latency (ms) disk.latest.maxTotalLatency.millisecond vmware.vm.disk.maxTotalLatency

sourcetype: vmware_inframon:perf:sys

Performance metric description Parameter value used in the conf file Indexed field Dimensions
System OS up time sys.latest.osUptime.second vmware.vm.sys.osUptime
  • uuid
  • moid
  • instance
  • name
  • os
  • os_version
  • cluster
  • ip
  • cluster_name
  • entity_type
  • vcenter
  • pool_name
  • vmware_metric_aggregation
  • unit
  • hypervisor
  • hypervisor_name
  • resourcepool
System up time sys.latest.uptime.second vmware.vm.sys.uptime
Last modified on 20 October, 2021
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