This report analyzes the amount of space consumed by files of virtual machines on datastores and shows how VM files have grown across a time range.
In this example, the report allows you to detect VMs that have grown by over 15 GB during this month.
To run this report:
|1.||From the From list, choose This month > First day. From the To list, choose Today.|
|2.||In the Scope section, include the necessary datastore in the report. |
|3.||In the Growth Threshold field, type 15.|
|4.||From the Growth Threshold Unit list, select %.|
|5.||In the Cell Capacity (GB) field, type 10.|
|6.||Click Run to view the report.|
The report will draw the Heat Map that illustrates how much space every VM consumes on the datastore.
The amount of space consumed by a VM is presented as a colored bar. The bar is comprised of cells, each cell indicates 10 GB (cell capacity) of consumed datastore space.
The bar color depends on the VM growth rate:
|•||Green: For the reporting period, a VM has grown by less than 15% (that is, consumed less datastore space that defined by the Growth Threshold). |
|•||Red: For the reporting period a VM has grown by over 15% (that is, consumed more datastore space that defined by the Growth Threshold).|
|•||Yellow: All virtual machines whose files consume less than 5 GB (half of a Heat Map cell) are grouped together and do not have individual cells. They are represented with a single yellow bar at the end of the Heat Map.|
|•||White: The amount of unconsumed datastore space is presented as empty cells on the Heat Map.|
|•||Grey: The amount of space consumed by unknown files on the datastore. Unknown files are represented with a single grey bar at the end of the Heat Map|
The report table will list all VMs whose files reside on the datastore and show the following metrics for every VM:
|•||Amount of space consumed by VM files on the datastore|
|•||Amount of space that the VM consumed during this week (reporting period), both in GB and percent.|
It can be seen from the report output that:
|•||The datastore size is 1760 GB. Cell Capacity parameter of 10 means the datastore area will take the space of 176 cells.|
|•||VM #1 is colored red, as it has exceeded the 15% growth rate threshold.|
|•||VMs #3 and #16 are the largest, but are not growing faster than the chosen threshold of 15%.|
|•||Free Space is 1230 GB, shown as white space within the datastore area.|
|•||All virtual machines whose files consume less than 5 GB (half of a Heat Map cell) are grouped together and do not have individual cells. They are represented with a single yellow bar.|
|•||There is also an area of ‘unknown’ files, colored grey (possibly ISOs, orphaned VMs, or other files. Run the Datastore Scan Task to see the file list on this datastore).|
|•||Full VM details are given in the table to the right of the heatmap.|
You can click a VM name, a datastore name or a cell on the Heat Map to drill down to the Veeam Performance Details Report from the Veeam Report Library.