Guest OS Disk Usage Report

The Guest OS Disk Usage Report displays information about disk capacity for VMs. Use the report to monitor disk usage and to identify disks that are reaching capacity.

The Disk Usage table provides an overview of scanned VM guest disks and displays their capacity, the amount of free disk space, and the percentage of used disk space.

Values in the % Used column of the Disk Usage table are displayed in different colors based on thresholds that you set:

  • If the percentage of used disk space is equal or greater than the Critical Threshold, then the values in the % Used column are displayed in red.
  • If the percentage of used disk space is equal or greater than the Warning Threshold, then the values in the % Used column are displayed in yellow.
  • If the percentage of used disk space is less than the Warning Threshold (and if you've configured the report to show VMs below the warning threshold), then the values in the % Used column are displayed in green.

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 listed in the Excluded VMs table are not linked.

Report parameters

Access through:

Reports > Capacity & Performance or Change > Guest OS Disk Usage

or

Reports > Change & Configuration Management > Guest OS Disk Usage

Available to:

All Access Rights Levels

You can specify the following parameters for the Guest OS Disk Usage Report:

  • 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: Defines the set of VMs to report on (for example, choose a cloud account 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. With the default setting, Go to Service Portal, each VM name in the report is linked to the VM's Summary page in the Service Portal. Select Go to Commander to link each VM name in the report to the VM in Commander instead. Select Not Included if you don't want VM names to be linked.

    Notes:

  • When VM links are configured, they are included in the HTML report, the exported PDF report, and the emailed reports. They are not, however, included in exported CSV reports.
  • If the user isn't an owner of the VM, the VM isn't displayed in the Service Portal; instead, they are taken to the Service Portal Dashboard. In the case of Commander links, if the user doesn't have access rights to the VM, they are taken to the root of the Infrastructure 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 isn't 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 doesn't belong to an organization, clicking the link will take the user to the All My Services view.

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