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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Configuring vCenter Server metrics

Performance charts can be customized in order to fit your personal requirements. In this section, we will take a look at how the settings are changed and how they affect vCenter Server.

The vCenter Server settings

Performance metric settings are defined per vCenter Server basis. It is not possible to set differing values per virtual machine. Changing the default values is a task that should be considered wisely as it can affect vCenter Server's database size and overall performance heavily.

Thresholds and limits

The vCenter Server performance data is based on metrics that can be gathered on various precision levels. By default, for all the metric data, the most basic statistic level 1 is used. For most performance ...

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