Infrastructure Summary

This report helps you track configuration and resource usage across monitored VMware infrastructure.


Native tools that are a part of the VMware vSphere virtualization platform do not provide complete infrastructure visibility. The Infrastructure Summary report reveals the necessary VMware inventory configuration specifics and allows you to evaluate current resource utilization in your VMware infrastructure.


Date/time Selection: defines a time period to analyze in the report.

Show details: defines whether the report should display results in the collapsed or expanded view.

Data Aggregation: defines whether the data in the report will be aggregated to Hourly or Daily values.

Unhealthy States: defines what states you consider unhealthy: Critical, Warning, Unmonitored, Monitor disabled, Monitoring unavailable, Unplanned maintenance or Planned maintenance (by default, only Critical and Unmonitored states are selected). Applies only to the drill-down Veeam State Summary Report.

Scope: defines a list of Groups or Objects that will be analyzed in the report (by default, the VMware Datastores and VMware Clusters groups are selected).

SLO (%): defines a service level objective. The SLO sets a time period (in percent against the reporting period) when selected infrastructure objects must be in a healthy state (that is, in the state that is not marked as unhealthy). Applies only to the drill-down Veeam State Summary Report.

Sample Usage

Collect data on resource usage and configuration of your virtual environment for the previous week.


  1. Open the Infrastructure Summary report.
  2. From the From list, select Previous week > Sunday. From the To list, select Previous week > Saturday.
  3. From the Show details list, select Yes (expanded).
  4. From the Unhealthy States list, select Critical, Warning and Unmonitored.
  5. Leave the Scope section without changes.
  6. In the SLO (%) field, enter 85.
  7. Click Run to view the report.

Report Output

The report will provide summary information on the selected infrastructure scope: the total number of vCenter Servers, datacenters, clusters, hosts, VMs and datastores, as well as total CPU, memory and disk resources.

The Virtual Infrastructure Density table will show the following consolidation ratios:

  • Host : Cluster ratio — the average number of hosts in a cluster;
  • VM : Host ratio — the average number of VMs running on a host;
  • vCPU : CPU ratio — the average number of vCPUs configured for a single physical processor;
  • VM : Datastore ratio — the average number of VMs on a datastore.

The Top 10 Guest Operating Systems table will show a list of guest operating systems installed on VMs in your environment.

Details tables will display configuration properties of vCenter Servers, datastores, clusters and host systems. For each datastore, the report will also provide information on its capacity and the amount of provisioned, used and free space.

You can click the State History link in a details table to drill down to the Veeam State Summary Report and review uptime and downtime statistics for the infrastructure object.

You can click a number in the CPU Usage %, Memory Pressure %, Memory Usage %, Pressure or VMs column of a details table to drill down to performance details for the infrastructure object.