Guest OS Disk Usage Report

Access through:

Reports menu > Capacity and Performance or Change and Configuration Management > Guest OS Disk Usage

Available to:

All Access Rights Levels

The Guest OS Disk Usage Report displays information about disk capacity for VMs. Use the Guest OS Disk Usage Report to monitor disk usage and capacity.

Depending on the filters and thresholds you choose, the % Used column of the report is displayed in different colors, as follows:

critical levels = red

warning levels = yellow

normal levels = green (if your report includes VMs below the threshold)

See below for an example.

The Excluded VMs table at the bottom of the report includes:

templates

VMs where VMware Tools are not installed

VMs where VMware Tools are not running

VMs whose guest OS has not been scanned

Report settings

Critical Threshold: By default, VMs with disk usage above 95% are displayed at the Critical level (in red). Change this percentage to use a different threshold.

Warning Threshold: By default, VMs with disk usage above 85% are displayed at the Warning level (in yellow). Change this percentage to use a different threshold.

VMs Below Threshold: By default, VMs that are below the warning threshold are excluded from the report. Select Include to include them in the report. VMs below the warning threshold are displayed in green.

Location: Use the tree to narrow down the set of VMs to report on (for example, choose a managed system or your Production infrastructure).

Order By: By default, VMs are sorted by percentage disk space used (% Used). Select VM Name to sort the list by VM name instead.

VM Links: VM links allow users to quickly navigate to VMs that require attention. By default, Go to Service Portal is selected, meaning that each VM name in the list is hyperlinked to the VM in the Service Portal. With the default setting, a user who clicks on a VM name in the report will be taken to the VM's Summary tab in the Service Portal. Select Go to vCommander to link each VM name in the list to the VM in vCommander instead. Select Not Included if you do not want VM names to be linked.

Keep the following in mind:

If the user is not already logged in to the Service Portal (or to vCommander, if this option was selected), they are prompted to log in; after login, the VM's Summary tab is displayed.

If the user is not an owner of the VM, the VM is not displayed in the Service Portal; instead, they are taken to the Service Portal Dashboard. In the case of vCommander links, if the user does not have access rights to the VM, they are taken to the root of the Operational tree.

The link always ensures that the user is taken to the proper Service Portal view, so that the VM is displayed. For example, if the user is a member of multiple organizations, clicking the link will automatically take the user to the proper organization; if the user is an organization manager and is not a direct owner of the VM, clicking the link will automatically take the user to the All Services in Organization view; and if the VM does not belong to an organization, clicking the link will take the user to the All My Services view.

VMs in the Excluded VMs table at the bottom of the report are never linked.

When VM links are configured, they are added to the HTML report as well as emailed reports and exported PDF reports. They are not, however, included in exported CSV reports.

Add Advanced Filters: You can filter the report by power state, VM name, custom attributes and ownership.

When filtering by a custom attribute, vCommander retrieves the list of all VMs which existed in the location targeted by the report during the reporting period. Records for any VM for which there is no billing record are discarded. Then, records for any VMs that did not have the selected custom attribute applied on at least one of the following points in time are discarded:

The first day of the reporting period

The day the VM was created

The day the VM was deleted

The last day of the reporting period

This means that it's possible for VMs with the filtering attribute applied on other dates to be excluded from the report.

For more information on setting report options, see Running and Scheduling Reports.

Example report

This example report includes VMs below the warning threshold of 85% (in green). By default, VMs below the warning threshold are not included.

 Guest OS Disk Usage Report


Guest OS Disk Usage Report