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
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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 ?
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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
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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
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swgitIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Gentlemen, for the references!  I think I'm okay from here.
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