Datastore Configuration

In this article

    This report documents the current configuration of CSVs, SMB shares and local disks in your infrastructure.

    • The Summary section includes the following elements:
      • The Utilization (%) chart shows the percentage of used and free space on all datastores.
      • The Provisioned Space (GB) chart shows datastore capacity and the amount of provisioned space.
      • The summary table provides information on each volume, including owner name, total capacity, free and provisioned space, provisioning ratio and free space utilization trend.

    Click a link in the Free Space Trend column to drill down to daily information on total capacity, the amount of used and provisioned space, and the number of VMs that store data on the CSV/SMB share/local disk.

    • The Top N VMs section provides information on top space consuming VMs, including VM name, number of disks and the amount of used space.

    Report Parameters

    You can specify the following report parameters:

    • Infrastructure objects: defines a virtual infrastructure level and its sub-components to analyze in the report.
    • Business View objects: defines Business View groups to analyze in the report. The parameter options are limited to objects of the Storage type.
    • Top N VMs: defines the number of top virtual machines that will be displayed in the report charts.

    Datastore Configuration Report
    Datastore Configuration Report

    Use Case

    The report helps you monitor storage capacities to ensure your VMs have sufficient room to operate.