I have a fairly beefy host
Intel i5-3570K CPU 3.4 GHz
16 GB RAM
I only have 3 VMs in my lab on it and I am constantly getting Host Memory Usage Warnings. I am trying to understand all the different metrics and it is overwhelming. I am doing my due diligence to figure it out but need some help. I believe is it my VC-LAB VM which is causing the problem. It has vCenter Installed. I gave it 2 Cores and 2 Sockets which after reading some documentation is kinda stupid but I don't think this is the cause of the issue. Gave it 13 Gigs of Memory and Put a Swap File on a Separate HD-SSD. Hopefully no one makes fun of me as I am a rookie with this configuration stuff.
Reviewing metrics I see two issues based on my reading.
#1 - My CPU ready is between 1000 Milliseconds and occasionally hits 3000 Milliseconds. Should be less than 1000 right?
#2 - Reviewing Resource Allocation I see 1.19GB next to Ballooning and in my reading it should be 0. So again bad.
Last question when I run the advanced Performance Charts I choose the problem VM and lists VM-LAB under the Object Column but also has 0,1,2,3 with CPU Ready Metrics under 1000ms which is irrelevant I assume. I am just wondering what these objects relate to.
Thanks for any advice, so many different metrics and I am getting lost in all the numbers and what configuration mistake I am making.