Compare one object's latency total to the latency total of the top 10 objects

The following steps compare a single VM's Latency Total to the VMs reporting the Top 10 Latency Total in the entire virtual infrastructure.

Steps

  1. Add a widget with a line chart to the to the new dashboard: Widget > Line Chart
    1. Change the default device to Virtual machine: Click Storage > Virtual machine > Latency-total
      The widget displays the total Latency, for all VMs, for the default 24 hours in an area chart.
    2. Create a second display in this widget that shows Latency Total averaged for all VMs: Widget > Line chart
    3. Change the default device to Virtual machine: Click Storage > Virtual machine > Latency-Total
      The widget displays the Latency total for the default 24 hour period of time using a line chart.
    4. Click X on the Roll up bar and select Show > Top > 10
    The system displays the Top 10 VMs based on Latency - Total.
  2. Add the VM that you want to compare to the Top 10:
    1. Click +Add
    2. Change the default device to Virtual machine: Click Storage > Virtual machine > Latency total
    3. Click Filter by > Name > $var1
  3. Click Show legend

Result

A legend identifies each of the VMs under analysis. You can easily identify VM_Exchange_1 and determine if it is experiencing latency similar to the top ten VMs in the environment.