Datastore Configuration

In this article

    This report documents the current configuration of datastores in your infrastructure.

    • The Summary section includes the following elements:
      • The Utilization (%) chart shows the amount of free and used space on datastores.
      • The Provisioned Space (GB) chart shows datastores capacity and the amount of space provisioned to VMs.
      • The summary table provides configuration details for each datastore, including the datastore capacity, amount of free space, amount of provisioned space, provisioning ratio (datastore capacity against provisioned space) and free space usage trend.

    Click a hyperlink in the Free Space Usage Trend column table to drill down to daily information on total capacity, the amount of used and provisioned space, and the number of VMs residing on the datastore.

    • The Top 3 VMs section shows VMs that consume more storage space than other VMs.
    • The General Information table provides information about the datastore owner, datastore type, file system, block size, and the number of VMs residing on the datastore.

    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.

    Datastore Configuration Report
    Datastore Configuration Report
    Datastore Configuration Report

    Use Case

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