Dashboard for Linux VMs
The VM Monitoring home page allows you to select a group which can contain many VMs associated to a group. Grouping VMs enhances role-based access control, enables custom labeling and tagging, high-level view of system performance. You can efficiently manage and monitor large-scale VM deployments in turn gaining valuable insights into overall performance and behavior of your system.
Click the Search group drop-down list and the groups you have created are listed. Select a group and view a list of VMs in the Hostname column which are monitored by the SixthSense VM agent.
The number of VMs associated to this group are displayed next to Total Instances.
You can enter a VM name in the Search VMs field and click the icon to search for a VM.
The VM monitoring page appears as follows and contains the following details.
- Hostame – Host name or the custom name configured while installing the agent.
- CPU usage(%) – shows the % of CPU usage on the host.
- RAM available(%) – Shows the RAM memory available on the host.
- Storage available(%) – Total disk space available.
- Network bandwidth usage(KB/s) – The network bandwidth usage.
- Availability(%) - Availability of VMs.
Click on a VM name to get more details related to the VM. The widgets that appear in the VM dashboard when you click on a VM are described below. You can expand, contract, and reset the view to the default timeline by clicking the icons available on the top right corner of the widgets. For more information about performing various actions, see Working with a widget in Managing Dashboards.
This widget contains details such as the OS and flavor used, its architecture, hostname, CPU usage, status of the VM including its RAM usage and availability in %, number of cores and active process count are available.
CPU average used (%)
This widget represents CPU average usage on the host, and it is based on CPU status breakdowns such as idle, iowait, irq, nice, softirq, steal, system, and user cpu usage.
This widget represents CPU load usage on the host, and it is based on CPU load breakdowns such as meter_vm_cpu_load usage.
Memory ram (MB)
This widget represents RAM memory usage in MB on the host, and it is based on Memory load breakdowns such as Total memory, available memory and used memory usage.
Memory swap (MB)
This widget is a graph presents swap memory usage with breakdowns of swap memory free and swap memory total.
File system mount point usage (%)
This widget is a graph and presents space usage based on volume present on the host.
Disk R/W (KB/s)
This widget is a graph and presents Read and Writes on the disk in KBs.
This widget is a graph which presents Network usage breakdown to connection status like established estab, tcp_tw, TCP_alloc, scoekts_used, udp_in use.
Network bandwidth usage (KB/s)
This widget is a graph which presents Network bandwidth in KBs received and transmitted.
This widget is a graph which presents Files allocated in KBs.
Process CPU usage summary
This is a single tabular widget that shows the process id, process name, and current CPU usage in percentage.
Process RAM usage summary There is a single tabular widget that shows the process id, process name, and current RAM usage in MB on the host.
Dashboard for Windows VMs
The dashboard screen displays the following details.
|OS & Flavor
|System & User CPU Usage
|Memory Usage (RAM)
|Disk R/W ( KB/s)
|Network packet status
|CPU usage/app process
|Worker set/app process
|Worker process/app process
|Application Pool Events
The Performance Summary widget contains information related to the VM as follows.
OS & Flavor This card widget provides the information related to server flavor.
This card widget provides the information related to server architecture.
CPU Usage (%)
This card widget provides information related to CPU Usage.
The host name of the VM where agent is installed.
This card widget provides information of the VM where the agent is installed as Active/InActive. These metrics are defined based on last 5 minutes of data. If the agent data is not present for last 5 minutes or more, then the VM is considered as InActive. If not, it is considered as Active.
Ram Usage (GB)
This represents the RAM memory usage on the host in GBs.
This widget represents the % reads and writes on to the swap memory.
This represents the number of App Pools deployed on IIS on the host.