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Reporter User Guide

Idle VMs

Idle VMs are virtual machines that continue to operate even though they are no longer in use. These Idle (aka 'Zombie') VMs keep consuming resources and provide no value.

This report shows idle VMs in terms of CPU, memory, disk and network utilization.

Idle VMs Report
Idle VMs Report

Use Case

This report can help you track Idle VMs that can be shut down or decommissioned to reclaim resources and improve performance of your virtual infrastructure.

Report Parameters

Scope: defines a virtual infrastructure level and its sub-components to analyze in the report.

Business View object(s): defines Veeam Backup & Replication groups to analyze in the report. The parameter options are limited to objects of the Virtual Machine type.

Interval: defines the time period to analyze in the report. Note that the reporting period must include at least one data collection session for the selected scope. Otherwise, the report will contain no data.

CPU usage, less than: defines a CPU usage threshold. If the maximum CPU usage for a VM is below the threshold during a certain number of days (specified with the Time in the selected state parameter), the VM will be considered “Idle”.

Memory usage, less than: defines memory usage threshold. If the maximum memory usage for a VM is below the threshold during a certain number of days (specified with the Time in the selected state parameter), the VM will be considered “Idle”.

Disk usage, less than: defines a disk usage threshold. If the maximum disk usage for a VM is below the threshold during a certain number of days (specified with the Time in the selected state parameter), the VM will be considered “Idle”.

Network usage, less than: defines a network usage threshold. If the maximum network usage for a VM is below the threshold during a certain number of days (defined by Time in the selected state), the VM will be considered “Idle”.

Time in the selected state: defines the percentage of days in the reporting period when the maximum resource usage (CPU, Memory, Disk and Network) of the VM was below the selected thresholds.

Idle VMs Note:

Veeam ONE Reporter checks whether the CPU usage, Memory usage, Disk usage and Network usage conditions are all true (in other words, the conditions are joined by Boolean “AND”).

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