Metrics Explorer

Metrics Explorer enables you to explore metrics for all of your entities. It uses the currently configured hierarchy in the sunburst. This means that when you select a point in the hierarchy, you can then explore the metrics from this point on.

Using Metrics Explorer you can compare different time series. The values that you can explore are:

Navigate the Metrics Explorer window Copied

To open Metrics Explorer:

  1. Right-click an entity in the sunburst.
  2. Select Metrics Explorer from the menu.

The Metrics Explorer window displays the details of the metrics for the entity that you selected. You can perform the following actions:

To close Metrics Explorer and go back to the Baseline View, click Default view in the breadcrumbs.

Change the displayed metrics Copied

Each column in the Metrics Explorer represents one measure. You can change what metrics appear by adding, removing, or changing their order. To do that, click image and select Edit columns. The maximum number of metrics that you can view is 9.

The configuration window is divided into two sections:


Metrics are grouped into Column sets based on what entity you are viewing in the hierarchy. Clicking a set displays available measures in the Available columns section on the right.

Columns are configured separately for each entity. For example, if you are currently viewing metrics for hosts, the changes that you make only apply to hosts.

Understand the metrics Copied

When reading, analysing, and comparing measures that are displayed in Metrics Explorer, you need to understand the following:

Example Copied

Always make sure that you have the right metrics selected and that you understand them in order to arrive at the right conclusions. Let’s consider the following example scenario:

You want to check which of your VMs generates the most CPU and as a result, is close to its capacity.


However, this data is not showing whether this machine is close to its capacity. It can be a big machine, but it may not be close to capacity even if its CPU daily peak is the highest.

Capacity is the percentage measure so you need to add it to your columns.


Sort the results again, this time to see which machine has the highest CPU daily peak (%). In this example, you can now see that the machine called VM1-374 is consuming 99.8% of CPU which means its reached its capacity.

The machine that you looked at before, VM1-356, is only consuming 46.55%, and is now at the bottom of the list.


View time series Copied

To view detailed time series of a selected metric, click the cell within that metric. Time series exist only for metrics for which a sparkline is displayed.

Below are example settings that you can apply when analysing your data:

To close times series, click the X button.

Dynamically calculated time series Copied

The metric that is dynamically calculated is the 5 minute detail. You can use it to calculate aggregated time series.

When viewing time series for this metrics, you can check the Best fit line which indicates if there are any trends.


Compare metrics Copied

To compare two metrics on the time series graph:

  1. Toggle the Compare metrics slider to On.
  2. Click the two metrics that you wish to compare.
    • You can compare metrics from two different VMs or from the same VM.
    • You can switch between the metrics that you are comparing without leaving the time series view.

Each metric is displayed on the graph with a different colour.

When comparing metrics, the scale of the graph may change to fit all the data.


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