10.5.2. Data Center Trends Dashboard

The Data Center Trends Dashboard provides an executive summary of the trends in a data center over a given period of time. The dashboard includes graphs of CPU and memory usage over time for the most highly utilized hosts and virtual machines in the data center. The following parameters must be provided to view this dashboard:

Table 10.27. Data Center Trends Dashboard Parameters

Parameter Description
Data Center The report refers to the selected data center. The options list shows only data centers containing either hosts or virtual machines. The options list for the Cluster parameter includes only clusters in the selected data center.
Cluster The report refers to the cluster selected. If All is selected, the report refers to the entire data center.
Host Type The list of most utilized hosts in the dashboard includes only hosts of the selected type. If All is selected, the dashboard includes all host types.
VM Type The list of most utilized virtual machines in the dashboard includes only virtual machines of the selected type. If All is selected, the dashboard includes all virtual machine types.
Period Range The dashboard shows data for the period range selected. Monthly dashboards cover a single month. Quarterly dashboards cover a three-month quarter, beginning on the month specified in the Dates parameter.
Dates The dashboard covers the selected period range, beginning on this date. For a Monthly period range, the selected month is used. For a Quarterly period range, the quarter is determined as beginning on the selected month.