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VMware Datastore Monitoring

View the virtual machines that use your datastore the most in terms of key metrics like latencies, operations per second, occupied space, allocated space, and disk space management.


Adding a VMware datastore monitor

A VMware datastore can be discovered automatically and added while adding a VMware ESX/ESXi monitor.

Polling: You can choose how would you prefer your monitors to be polled—via VMware vCenter or the individual VMware ESX/ESXi host credential. Learn more about VMware polling.

To add a datastore monitor for an existing VMware ESX/ESXi monitor: 

  1. Click the name of your VMware ESX/ESXi monitor to open it in a new dashboard.
  2. In the monitor's dashboard, click on the hamburger icon near the name of the monitor, and click Edit
  3. In the add monitor form that opens up, enable monitoring Datastores by selecting Yes under Discover and auto-add resources.

Add all the snapshots associated with your datastore for monitoring so that you can effectively manage your space requirements.

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