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    How to Exclude a Datastore from the View

    There may be datastores under your hypervisor for which you don't need monitoring and which may add unnecessary data to your view.

    To exclude any datastores from monitoring:

    1. In the organization tree, right-click the hypervisor whose datastores you want to exclude from this view's data and select Properties.
    2. In the Excluded Datastores field, specify the datastores that you want excluded from monitoring. Separate multiple values with a comma. You can also use an asterisk * as a wildcard value.

    This field appears only for those hypervisors that have datastores.

    1. Reconnect to the hypervisor for the changes to take effect.


    Column Descriptions for Datastores View

    % Free Space

    The percentage of free space available on the datastore


    The capacity of the datastore in gigabytes

    Capacity Deduplication

    Denotes if capacity deduplication is enabled (Nutanix AHV & VMware vSAN only)


    Denotes if compression is enabled (Nutanix AHV & VMware vSAN only)

    Datastore Name

    The name of the datastore

    Datastore Object Name

    The object UUID of the datastore

    Datastore Path

    The network path of the datastore

    Datastore Type

    The datastore type (underlying technology)

    Free Space

    The amount of free space in the datastore in gigabytes

    I/O Latency

    Storage I/O Control size-normalized I/O latency


    Storage I/O Control aggregated IOPS

    Local Datastore

    Denotes whether the datastore is a local datastore

    Maintenance Mode

    Whether the datastore is currently in maintenance mode

    Max Queue Depth

    Storage I/O Control datastore maximum queue depth

    Read IOPS

    Average number of read commands issued per second to the datastore during the collection interval

    Read Latency

    The average time a read from the datastore takes

    Read Rate

    Rate of reading data from the datastore

    SDRS Read IOPS

    Storage DRS datastore read I/O rate

    SDRS Read Latency

    Storage DRS datastore normalized read latency

    SDRS Write IOPS

    Storage DRS datastore write I/O rate

    SDRS Write Latency

    Storage DRS datastore normalized write latency

    SIOC Active Time

    Percentage of time Storage I/O Control actively controlled datastore latency

    Storage I/O Control Enabled

    If Storage I/O Control is enabled

    Storage Stats Collection

    Are storage statistics being collected

    Stress Level

    Stress Level is a flexible load measure which you can customize using the "Stress Settings" pane

    vSAN Build Recommendation

    This check detects any configuration issues in the vSAN build recommendation engine

    vSAN Cluster Health

    This check verifies that all ESXi hosts have the vSAN Health Service VIB installed

    vSAN Congestions

    Congestions of IOs generated by all vSAN clients in the cluster

    vSAN Data Health

    This check provides a cluster wide overview by summarizing all objects in the cluster and categorizes object health to help you assess not only if an object is healthy or unhealthy, but what it means to the user, whether he should take action, whether he is at risk, and so on

    vSAN Disk Configuration

    vSAN disk configuration (Hybrid or All Flash)

    vSAN Free Capacity

    vSAN space available for new allocations.For parent folder, the value displayed belongs to the vSAN cluster with minimum free space

    vSAN Hardware Compatibility Health

    This check verifies whether the storage I/O controller firmware is compatible with the controller on the ESXi host and the version of ESXi

    vSAN Health

    Summary of all vSAN health checks

    vSAN Limits Health

    This check looks at free disk capacity and ensures that the components per host limit has not been exceeded, and that there is some flash read cache capacity remaining

    vSAN Network Health

    This check tests that all ESXi hosts in a vSAN cluster have been configured so that all vSAN VMkernel NICs are on the same IP subnet

    vSAN Online Health

    The CEIP check verifies whether the program is enabled for your vCenter Server

    vSAN Outstanding IO

    Outstanding IO from all vSAN clients in the cluster

    vSAN Performance Service Health

    This check verifies that the vSAN performance service statistics collection is working correctly

    vSAN Physical Disk Health

    This check tests whether there is an issue in retrieving the physical disk information from hosts in the vSAN cluster. If this health status is not green (OK), physical disk information cannot be retrieved from the ESXi host

    vSAN Total System Overhead

    vSAN capacity consumed by vSAN for system needs

    vSAN Total Used - Physically Written

    vSAN capacity storing actual data of the objects on the vSAN datastore

    vSAN Total Used - VM Overreserved

    vSAN space wasted due to higher than needed space reservation setting

    vSAN Total Used Capacity

    vSAN space not available for new allocations

    Write IOPS

    Average number of write commands issued per second to the datastore during the collection interval

    Write Latency

    The average time a write to the datastore takes

    Write Rate

    Rate of writing data to the datastore

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