vSphere Client

I'm looking at the vsphere client screen's virtual machines tab... and see this.. could you please give me some explanation on what I'm looking at in term of host CPU, Host Mem, and Guest Mem for vms 1-3 (top down)?  Do I need to increase more of host memory for vm#3?  Thanks! vm screen
swgitIT ProfessionalAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Host CPU - the number of clock cycles that the VM is using of the Host CPU.

Host Mem - the amount of memorty in use on the host.

Guest Memory - the amount of memory in use by the VMs.

What does the Summary state ?

CPU Usage and Memory Usage ?
Anthony CarterCommented:
host CPU - How much of the total Host CPU MHz the VM is using.
Host Mem - How much of the total Host Memory the VM is using.
Guest Mem % - How much of the assigned memory the Guest VM is using.

VM3 looks like it needs more memory assigned to it, not the host.
VM1 and 2 look like it is over provisioned in memory as it is only really using 3/9 % of memory assigned to it.

Have a look here for more info on those counters: https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.monitoring.doc%2FGUID-C8279E94-633F-4802-B08F-4FE67E71EFB1.html

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is VM3 doing ?

e.g. what purpose ?

is the performance poor ?

is the disk swapping ?

it is SQL server ?

here's my EE Article on Performance

HOW TO:  Performance Monitor vSphere 4.x or 5.0
swgitIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Gentlemen, for the references!  I think I'm okay from here.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.