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Guest Status (VMware) service

The Guest Status (VMware) service monitors Guest instances on an ESX server.

SolarWinds N-central uses the CIM services and ports for monitoring.

If your ESX/ESXi server is operating on either Dell or HP hardware, it is strongly recommended that you install the Dell or HP Offline Bundle before the Windows probe discovers the ESX/ESXi server.

Service Type ESXi
Instances on a Device One per discovered Guest.
Supported Systems/Applications

ESX or ESXi 4.x, 5.x and later

ESXi 3.5 is not supported.

Device Class Server - ESXi
Monitored By Windows probes
Scan Interval 5 minutes

This service cannot use Self Healing.

Metric Name Description
Guest Status Is the Guest is running or not.
Guest Status Description Description of the Guest's current status.
VMware Tools Status Current status of VMWare Tools.
VMware Tools Status Description Description of the current status of VMWare Tools.
Is VMware Tools Running? Is the VMWare Tools is running or not.
Guest CPU Shares Allocation of CPU resources to the Guest.
CPU Reservation Minimum amount of CPU resources, in MHz, that have been reserved for use by the Guest.
Guest CPU Limit Maximum amount of CPU resources, in MHz, that can be used by the Guest.
Host CPU Consumed CPU resources, in MHz, that are being used by the Host.
Host CPU Usage CPU resources, expressed as a percentage of the total CPU resources, that are being used by the Host.
CPU Ready Time Time, in milliseconds, that the virtual machine was ready but could not get scheduled to run on the physical CPU.
CPU Ready Time, expressed as a percentage of the total CPU availability, that the virtual machine was ready but could not get scheduled to run on the physical CPU.
CPU Count The number of CPUs used by the virtual machine.
Disk Shares Virtual hard disk shares that have been allocated to the virtual machine.
IOPs Limit Maximum number of I/O operations per second that can be used by the virtual machine.
Disk Read Rate Average number of kilobytes read from each virtual disk on the virtual machine during the scan interval.
Disk Write Rate Average number of kilobytes written to each virtual disk on the virtual machine during the scan interval.
Provisioned Disk Space Indicates the maximum disk space, in GB, that can be utilized by the virtual machine.
Disk Space Used Indicates the amount of disk space, in GB, that is currently being utilized by the virtual machine.
Disk Usage Indicates the amount of disk space, expressed as a percentage of total disk space, that is currently being utilized by the virtual machine.
Memory Shares A configured value that indicates the amount of virtual memory shares that have been allocated to the virtual machine.
Provisioned Memory A configured value that indicates the amount of memory, in GB, that has been guaranteed for use by the virtual machine.
Active Memory Memory, in GB, that has recently been accessed by the virtual machine.
Active Memory (%) Memory, expressed as a percentage (%) of total memory, that has recently been accessed by the virtual machine.
Consumed Memory Indicates the amount of memory, in GB, that is being used by the virtual machine.
Consumed Memory (%) Indicates the amount of memory, expressed as a percentage (%) of total memory, that is being used by the virtual machine.
Memory Ballooning Indicates the amount of memory, in GB, allocated by the virtual machine memory-management driver that controls ballooning.
Memory Reservation Minimum amount of memory, in GB, that has been specifically reserved for use by the virtual machine.
Memory Limit Maximum amount of memory, in GB, that can be used by the virtual machine.
Power Consumption Power, in Watts, being used by the virtual machine.
Guest Data Receive Rate The transfer rate in bytes/second that the virtual machine receives data.
Guest Data Transmit Rate The transfer rate in bytes/second that the virtual machine transmits data.
Guest Dropped Packets (Received) Data packets lost during the reception of data by the virtual machine.
Guest Dropped Packets (Transmitted) Data packets lost during the transmission of data by the virtual machine.
Guest Network Usage Bandwidth consumption, in Kb/second, of the virtual machine.