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What can I see on a VMware virtual machine dashboard?

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To gather more valuable and accurate data from your virtual machines, we highly recommended you have VMware Tools installed on each virtual machine.

VMware virtual machines have their own dashboards with unique information.

This is what’s available on a VMware virtual machine dashboard:

Several tabs are also available for accessing more detail.

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Device details

Provides you with inventory details about the device:

  • Host
  • IP address(es)
  • Network(s) it belongs to, including access and subnet
  • Device type
  • Make and model
  • Software version

To update a device’s details, such as its name, type, or management status, see How do I edit device details? You can also update device details from Discovery  > Manage Devices.

KPIs (key performance indicators)

Located next to the device details.

  • Online Status indicates the last known discovered status (up or down).
  • Current Uptime indicates how long the device has been online. If the device has been offline for longer than a quick reboot, the next time the device is powered on the current uptime will show as ~1 day.
  • Open Alerts indicates how many alerts are open for the device. Click the number to pull up a list of the alerts. You can filter the list to show only certain alerts. For more information on filtering, see How to filter data in Auvik.
  • # of vCPU(s) indicates how many virtual CPUs the virtual machine has.
  • # of vDisk(s) indicates how many virtual disks the virtual machine has.
  • vDisk(s) Capacity indicates the capacity of the virtual disks.
  • Allocated Memory indicates how much memory has been allocated to the virtual machine. 
  • Credential status indicates the current status for device credentials, including SNMP, login, WMI, and VMware credentials.

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    Status description

    The device isn’t running the services for the credential type.

    Auvik won’t try credentials on the device based on its type (e.g., printer).

    Auvik has the correct credentials for the device.

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    Auvik needs credentials for the device.

    Auvik is trying credentials for the device.

Top interfaces by utilization

Displays the top seven interfaces on the device by transmit utilization percentage for the selected date range. To see the dashboard for a specific interface, click the interface’s row.

Device bandwidth

Displays a graph of the device’s bandwidth and the data that’s being transmitted or received per second. Below the graph is the KPI for the current state of the device. To view more detail about any data point on the graph, run your cursor over the graph line. A tooltip pops up to show you the date and time of the data point, and the bandwidth, transmit, and receive detail at that time.

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Device utilization

Displays a graph of the CPU, memory, and disk utilization percentages for the selected date range. Below the graph is the KPI for the current state of device utilization. To view more detail about any data point on the graph, run your cursor over the graph line. A tooltip pops up to show you the date and time of the data point, and the CPU, memory and disk utilization at that time.

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Device packets

Displays a graph of the broadcast, multicast, and unicast packets per second for the selected date range. Below the graph is the KPI for the current state of device packets. To view more detail about any data point on the graph, run your cursor over the graph line. A tooltip pops up to show you the date and time of the data point, and the broadcast, multicast, and unicast detail at that time.

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More details

A VMware virtual machine dashboard has a number of 

tabs and menus that can be clicked for more detail. In each section, you can filter the list to show only certain details. For more information on filtering, see How to filter data in Auvik.

  • Networks provides a list of all networks associated with the virtual machine. To see the dashboard for a specific network, click on the row for a network.
  • Interfaces provides a list of all interfaces associated with the virtual machine. To see the dashboard for a specific interface, click on the interfaces row.
  • Services provides a list of all discovered services running on the virtual machine. To see all other devices running the same service, click on the row for a service.
  • Alerts provides a list of all alerts that have been triggered for the virtual machine.
  • Notes provides a list of all notes that have been added for the virtual machine. To view note details, click the row for a specific note.
  • Debug provides you with tools to help troubleshoot issues with the virtual machine.
  • OID Monitors provides a list of OIDs that have been mapped to the virtual machine along with their current values.
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