VM Performance Trending Report

Access through:

Reports menu > Capacity and Performance > VM Performance Trending

Available to:

All Access Rights Levels

For a selected vCenter, SCVMM, Amazon EC2 or Azure Resource Manager VM, use the VM Performance Trending Report to:

analyze the growth or decline of that VM's resource consumption in the past

analyze the projected growth or decline of that VM's resource consumption in the future

See Viewing the Performance Details of VMs, Hosts and Clusters for details on the metrics included in the report.

To generate this report:

1.To make sure your report contains the latest performance data, update VM performance information.

NotePencil-smallVM performance information is automatically updated each night.

2.Click Reports > Capacity and Performance > VM Performance Trending.


In the Operational tree, navigate to the VM, right-click, and choose Performance > Generate Performance Trending Report.

3.In the Report Generator pane or dialog, select the date range for the report by period or by date range. For more information about date ranges, see Using Date Filters for Reporting and Searching.

NotePencil-smallChoose a date before the last purge date. Otherwise, the report may display incorrect values.

4.Select one of the two available reporting methods from the Calculate using drop-down menu: Average values or Peak values.

5.If necessary, click vm-16x16-picker next to the VM Location field to select a VM.

6.Select the report interval (Daily, Weekly or Monthly).

7.The Trend menu allows you to configure whether projected trends for resource consumption are displayed. If you select Yes, a Trend column is added to the Performance Trend table in the report.

In the Trend column, a positive number indicates an upward trend in resource consumption, a negative number indicates a downward trend, and a zero value means resource consumption is not projected to change.

NotePencil-smallIf vCommander was not able to obtain performance data every day (if the VM was stopped, for example), the Trend column is a best estimate of the future trend.

8.Click Generate.

9.If you generated the report by navigating to a VM and running the command Generate Performance Trending Report, go to Reports > Generated Reports, select the report in the list, and click View.

Example VM Performance Trending Report - vCenter

The following example shows the summary portion of the report for a vCenter VM.

VM Performance Trending Report for vCenter VM - Overview

Example VM Performance Trending Report - Amazon EC2

The following images show an entire report for an Amazon EC2 VM.

VM Performance Trending Report for Amazon EC2 - Overview