vSphere Standard Switch. Top/Bottom N Contained Objects or Instances

This report aggregates historical performance data for virtual machines connected to vSphere standard vSwitches. The report shows top or bottom virtual machines for a specific performance counter across a time range.


The vSphere Standard Switch. Top (Bottom) N Contained Objects or Instances report is a linked report that is based on the Veeam Performance Top (Bottom) N Report from the Veeam Report Library.

The report features a predefined list of VM guest performance counters. The object picker control for the report scope has a predefined filter which limits selection to Objects of the VMware Virtual Switch class and Groups that include objects of the VMware Virtual Switch class.


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

Algorithm: defines whether top or bottom performing objects and performance counter instances will be displayed in the report.

Count: defines the number of top or bottom objects and performance counter instances that will be included in the report. The value can range between 1 and 200.

Group by: defines how data will be grouped in the report (by Object, Counter Instance or Object and Counter Instance).

Scope: defines a list of Groups or Objects to analyze in the report. The Add Group option returns a Group and all objects that a group contains (with all performance counter instances). The Add Object option returns only the selected object.

Counter: defines a collection rule for a performance counter to analyze in the report.

Sample Usage

Report on top 10 CPU consuming virtual machines connected to the selected virtual switch. Use the weekly reporting period.


  1. Open the vSphere Standard Switch. Top (Bottom) N Contained Objects or Instances report.
  2. From the From list, select This Week > Monday. From the To list, select This Week > Friday.
  3. From the Algorithm list, select Top.
  4. In the Count field, enter 10.
  5. From the Group by list, select Object.
  6. In the Scope section, click Add Group. Click Search and select the necessary vSwitch. Click Add and click OK.
  7. From the Counter list, select VMGuest-cpu\cpuUsedPct (VMGUEST.Collect.cpuUsedPct).
  8. Click Run to view the report.

Report Output

The report will show 10 VMs with the greatest CPU usage level.

The chart will display the following details for every VM: average CPU usage and the minimum-to-maximum CPU usage range for the selected period.

The table will display additional details for every VM: VM name, sample count, minimum, maximum and average CPU usage values, and standard deviation.


If several objects have the same ranking function value, the report will include more objects than you have set in the Count field. For example, the “bottom 10” report will show 11 objects if two objects “share” the same position (have the same value).

You can click VM names in the output table to drill down to the Veeam Performance Details Report.