Azure Metrics question

Hi all. Hopefully a no-brainer for someone.
I have my test 2012r2 VM in azure. I have gone to the VM > monitoring > metrics.
My question - If i select sub-service (please see added image) i get the option of switching between the Guest and Host. What does either mean in this context because i am using a vm guest, so why the host option - what's that exactly?
Thanks all.
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Jay ThomasAsked:
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Jason CarsonComputer TechnicianCommented:
The host OS is the OS that all the VM's run on.

For example, you could install Windows on a Server and that would be the host. The server then runs different VM's (The guest) which could be any supported operating system, such as Windows or Linux.

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Jay ThomasAuthor Commented:
Hi Jason thanks for the reply.

So from on Prem hosts and guests I understand. But this is a vm on a MSFT host. Is the metric allowing me to see performance stats from the host?
Jason CarsonComputer TechnicianCommented:
It may give you some stats. Select it and see. I don't have much experience with azure in particular, I've only used it once for a short period of time. My first post was just an explanation of the host vs guest OS.
Jay ThomasAuthor Commented:
Thanks all the same Jason. Has anyone else an idea of what I'm seeing in Azure. I didn't realise as tenants we had access to the underlying resource, even from a view performance perspective. Can anyone confirm?
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