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  • 1.  Overlay CPU usage of multiple VMs on the same graph?

    Posted Apr 03, 2013 08:53 AM

    I've been clicking around the vSphere Client for a while now and can't seem to find a way of showing metrics from multiple VMs on the same graph

    I can show many metrics from the one VM, or many metrics from many hosts, but not metrics from VMs on separate hosts.

    I have a number of hosts, and the VMs I'm interested in are spread across those hosts. I'd like to see the CPU usage of the VMs on the same graph if possible (about 8 VMs in total)

    Any suggestions? :smileyhappy:



  • 2.  RE: Overlay CPU usage of multiple VMs on the same graph?

    Posted Apr 03, 2013 05:18 PM

    Hi Jamie,

    Have you tried using the stacked graph per VM and included all the VM's that you want to check? From memory, this is a host performance counter and you can only select a single metric ... I can do a test when I'm home (just on the train - zzz).

    Cheers,

    Jon



  • 3.  RE: Overlay CPU usage of multiple VMs on the same graph?

    Posted Apr 04, 2013 09:19 AM

    Just confirming what I said earlier ... Use the Stacked graph (per VM);

    Results;



  • 4.  RE: Overlay CPU usage of multiple VMs on the same graph?

    Posted Apr 04, 2013 09:30 AM

    Thanks for the response jrmunday!

    I only have 'Line graph' and 'Stacked graph' when I go into the customer performance chart screen.

    How did you get to that screen? I'm starting at one of the VMs I want to look at, going into performance, advanced, and then chart options.

    I guess you're arriving at this screen from somewhere else?



  • 5.  RE: Overlay CPU usage of multiple VMs on the same graph?

    Posted Apr 04, 2013 09:31 AM

    Actually I can see the "Stacked Graph (Per VM)" when I click into a particular host, and go to the performance tab from there.

    But this isn't going to show me stats on VMs residing on other hosts though will it?



  • 6.  RE: Overlay CPU usage of multiple VMs on the same graph?

    Posted Apr 04, 2013 09:36 AM

    Tha't correct, the stacked graph (per VM) is on a per host only ... I guess you could use esxtop in batch mode or PowerCLI to pull the data from multiple hosts.