New Memory stats exposed in vRealize Operations 6.3 leveraging VMware Tools

VMware vRealize Operations 6.3 became generally available (GA) on August 23rd and is now available on vmware.com. Some additional in guest memory statistics became available leveraging VMware Tools. These memory stats can and should be used during any rightsizing effort of memory.

Prerequisites:

  • vROps 6.3 or later
  • VC 6.0 U1 or later
  • ESX/ESXi 6.0 U1 or later
  • VMware Tools from VMware ESX/ESXi 6.0 U1 or later installed in the VM

You can get these metrics for any VM:

guest|contextSwapRate_latest
Guest|Context Swap Rate per second

guest|hugePage.size_latest
Guest|Huge Page Size

guest|hugePage.total_latest
Guest|Total Huge Pages

guest|mem.activeFileCache_latest
Guest|Active File Cache Memory

guest|mem.free_latest
Guest|Free Memory

guest|mem.needed_latest
Guest|Needed Memory

guest|mem.physUsable_latest
Guest|Physically Usable Memory

guest|page.inRate_latest
Guest|Page In Rate per second

guest|page.outRate_latest
Guest|Page Out Rate per second

guest|page.size_latest
Guest|Page Size

guest|swap.spaceRemaining_latest
Guest|Remaining Swap Space

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