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Virtual Machines view

You use this view to see all the virtual machines available to the host (ESX server) that OnCommand Insight has detected, their allocated capacity, and all the data stores accessible by the host.


You can access this view in any of the following ways:
  • From the OnCommand Insight Open menu, select Inventory > Virtual Machines.
  • From the navigation pane on the left, select Inventory > Virtual Machines.
  • From the OnCommand Insight Open menu, select Assurance > Changes. Click the Virtual Machines icon.

Column descriptions

Each row represents a relationship between a virtual machine and a volume on the SAN or a NAS share. Each row represents a virtual machine that is available to the virtualization host (ESX server) and one of the following:

The number following the table heading (in parentheses) indicates the total number of virtual machines in the list.

If other modules are installed, additional columns might appear.

The name of the virtual machine.
DNS Name
The host domain name.
The IP address for the virtual machine.
Host Names
Name of the ESX host owning with the virtual machine.
Host IPs
ESX host IP address.
Name of a cluster of virtualization hosts that share access to the same SAN volumes or NAS share. For a standalone host, this is blank.
VM Capacity (GB)
The capacity allocated to the virtual machine on the data store. This is the sum of all virtual disks stored on the data store that are used by the virtual machine. Represents the amount of usable space for the guest operating system and applications.
VM Provisioned Capacity (GB)
The amount of capacity that a virtual machine can use from its data stores, in aggregate. This includes the basic VM capacity from its virtual disks (VMDK),but also other items, such as memory swap files, Snapshot files, configuration files, and log files.
VM Used Capacity (GB)
The amount of capacity currently used by the virtual machine from its data stores, in aggregate. This includes used disk capacity across all types of files, such as virtual disks, swap files, Snapshot files, configuration files, and log files.
The guest operating system running on the ESX server.
VM Memory (GB)
Memory available for the virtual machine.
The number of processors for the virtual machine.
The power state of the virtual machine. For RDM, this is blank.
The data stores accessible by the host.
Storage system associated with the ESX host, for example, virtualizer or NetApp storage.
Resource Name
The name of the volume or internal volume.
Resource Technology

The SAN (FC and iSCSI) or NAS (NFS and CIFS) protocols that the device supports.

Resource Capacity (GB)
Total capacity of the storage resource identified in the Storage Resource column.
Resource Used Capacity (GB)
Used capacity of the storage resource identified in the Storage Resource column.
Deduplication Savings

The known amount of storage savings through deduplication, a process that detects blocks with identical content and replaces subsequent identical blocks with a reference to a single copy of the block.

Raw device mapping. A VMware feature that exposes SCSI targets (or LUNs) directly to a virtual machine. RDMs are an alternative to using VMFS. RDMs are special files in a VMFS volume that act as proxies for a raw device.
Power State
Indication of the state of the storage resource as Suspended, On, or Off.
A green check mark indicates that the host is included in the VM Host policy. If the host is excluded, a red "X" appears.
FC Port Count
The number of licensed ports on the device.
Name of applications associated with the resource.
Application Priority
The priority (high, medium, or low) assigned to the application.
Tenant, Line of Business, Business Unit, Project
Columns listing the business entity components associated with the applications.

Right-click options

From this view, right-click on a row to show a pop-up menu containing the following options. If other OnCommand Insight components are installed, additional options appear.

If the OnCommand Insight Perform license is enabled, shows the Analyze dialog box and views where you can view disk contention, view performance, and analyze congestion for the selected virtual machine.
Analyze Contention
Available only with the Perform license. Allows you to analyze the reasons for poor performance and identify where that performance has degraded. For example, you can see whether hosts and applications are in contention for performance on the disk, a factor that can cause poor performance.
Analyze Storage Pools
Available only with the Assure license. Allows you to select a specific storage pool and assess its status relative to the thin-provisioning policies. You can use this dialog box, instead of the Violations Browser, to see the current thin provisioning violations and how close the storage pool is to reaching the policy limits.
Set Applications
Assigns the selected host to one or more applications that you select.
Set Business Entities
Assigns the select host or hosts to a business entity (tenant, line of business, business unit, and project).
Automatically Add Applications
Automatically adds hosts to applications based on a host naming pattern.
Set/Clear Annotation
Enables you to edit or assign a predefined or custom category to this resource so that you can later group the resources by the annotation. For example, you might want to group all resources in a specific data center or tier. The Clear option removes the annotation from the resource.