Where can I view virtualization monitoring data?

Dynatrace enables you to explore the health of your virtualization infrastructure beginning with high-level general details on the home dashboard and extending all the way down to the performance of specific processes on individual virtual machine and ESXi host pages.  

Your home dashboard

The home dashboard displays general VMware details about any standalone ESXi hosts and vCenter servers in your environment, including daily and past-week usage statistics.

Click the VMware tile to view a list of the virtual hosts in your environment.

The VMware tile on the home dashboard displays the status of all connected vCenter servers. You can even set up multiple VMware tiles, each displaying the status of one or more vCenter servers.
You can also configure a VMware tile to display the status of a standalone ESXi host.

vCenters page

If you have more than one vCenter or standalone ESXi host, you’ll find your servers listed in your vCenters page. The vCenters page can be filtered to display only vCenters, only EXSi hosts, or both. 

Click a vCenter card to drill down into the details of that specific server.

vCenters page

Individual vCenter pages

Each vCenters page displays a range of useful vCenter information including number of clusters, number of hosts, and environment dynamics statistics. You can compare current statistics with statistics gathered over the past seven days. The most important measurements are available here: CPU and memory consumption, network activity, migrations (vMotion), and storage delay.

The summary for a vCenter cluster as captured on September 23 (Tuesday). You can see all important numbers including affected virtual machines. Environment dynamics shows the number of virtual machine instances (top row) compared with number of virtual machine migrations (lower row) over the last seven days (Tuesday, September 16).

If the vCenter server you’re looking at includes ESXi hosts, you’ll see a list of the ESXi hosts at the bottom of the page. Click an ESXi host to view full health statistics for that host.

Click an ESXi host name or row in the list to view the full health statistics of that host.

ESXi host pages

ESXi host pages provide details about the top consumers of hypervisor memory and CPU. Here you can quickly check storage usage across all datastores and locate the most active network interfaces in your environment.

ESXi host page showing memory utilization.

Virtual machines page

Click the CPU or Memory infographic links on an ESXi host page to view the performance details of specific virtual machines. Here you can compare overall ESXi host behavior with the resource utilization of individual machines. 

Virtual machines page showing CPU usage for the selected virtual machine. Note that if this ESXi host was overloaded you would see a CPU ready time value over 10%. Here you could also identify memory bottleneck reflected in high memory compression and swapping rate.