O'Reilly logo

Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

12.7. Monitoring Network Usage

vCenter Server's graphs provide a wonderful tool for measuring a virtual machine's or a host's network usage.

Monitoring network usage requires a slightly different approach than monitoring CPU or memory. With either CPU or memory, reservations, limits, and shares can dictate how much of these two resources can be consumed by any one virtual machine. Network usage cannot be constrained by these mechanisms. Since virtual machines plug into a virtual machine port group, which is part of a vSwitch on a single host, how the virtual machine interacts with the vSwitch can be manipulated by the virtual switch's or port group's policy. For instance, if you need to restrict a virtual machine's overall network output, you ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required