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  • 1.  Tracking Disk IO

    Posted Feb 08, 2011 04:42 PM

    Can vCenter Chargeback be configured to track and report on Disk IO? Not throughput (Kbps) but actual IO (reads/writes)? If not, are there any 3rd party reporting utilities that can do this? There are underlying vCenter metrics for disk reads/writes per-VM so it seems possible, but I can't find any evidence of it in Chargeback.

  • 2.  RE: Tracking Disk IO
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 11, 2011 07:37 AM


    No, vCenter Chargeback cannot be configured to track actual Disk I/O (not throughput KBPS).

    I think you want to track "disk.numberRead.summation" and "disk.numberWrite.summation" VC counters, right?

    We will track this as a feature request and try to incorporate in a future chargeback release.


  • 3.  RE: Tracking Disk IO

    Posted Feb 11, 2011 01:36 PM

    Thanks. Yes, those are the counters we are looking for.

  • 4.  RE: Tracking Disk IO

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 14, 2011 06:53 AM


    Thanks for your request.

    We are already looking at a feature in our roadmap to dynamically add custom counters. I think it would solve your problem.