40.7 Working with Zone-Specific Metrics

Virtual Server metrics enable you to monitor the performance and resource usage of a specific zone.

The Virtualization Platform shows the distribution of the CPU and memory consumers per zone. The Virtual Server shows the load imposed by a single zone (global, non-global, or kernel.) The last dashlet on the Virtual Server Summary page shows the date and time stamp for the last configuration change and the last incident.

The following metrics are available in the dashlets across the top of the page:

  • Virtual Server Status

    • Current state: View the current health status and the type of zone (global, non-global, or kernel.)

    • Open Incidents: View the number of Fatal, Critical, and Warning incidents. Click a number to view a synopsis. Click the synopsis to navigate to the Incident Manager console for incident details.

  • CPU and Memory Utilization

    • CPU Usage: View the percentage CPU used by the virtual server.

    • Memory Usage: View the percentage of memory used by the virtual server.

  • Virtual Server Configuration

    • Guest OS Information: View the host name, IP address, and time that the guest (zone) has been up and running. To receive guest OS information, you must have an agent deployed on the zone's operating system.

    • Guest Configuration: View the guest UUID, host ID, and whether automatic boot is enabled.

  • Last Changes

    • Configuration change: View the date and time stamp for the last change in configuration.

    • Incident: View the date and time stamp for the last incident.

The main body provides details about the CPU Resources (Shares, vCPUs, cores, sockets) configured and also being currently allocated to the zone and memory configured for the zone and currently allocated to the zone. The page also contains two graphs that show the CPU usage profile and the Memory usage profile. Each graph shows the CPU or memory usage during the past hour, day or week. More detailed CPU and Memory graphs appear in the Virtual Server Usages tab.

40.7.1 Viewing a Summary of Zone Metrics

Zone-specific metrics and resource usage charts appear on the zone's virtual platform Summary page.

  1. Select All Targets from the Targets list.
  2. Under the Servers, Storage, and Network heading, click Systems Infrastructure Virtualization Platform. The Virtualization Platform provides the ability to drill down to see the virtual server that has the open incident.
  3. Click the target name to open the Summary page for the Solaris Virtualization Platform.

40.7.2 Viewing Zone CPU and Memory Metrics

Zone-specific CPU and memory usage metrics and resource usage charts appear on the zone's virtual server page. More detailed metrics are available in the All Metrics page.

  1. Click Systems Infrastructure Virtual Server from the All Targets page.
  2. Click the target name to open the Summary page for the virtual server. The CPU and Memory metrics appear on the zone's home page and in the home page dashboard. The usage profiles appear for the last hour, day, or week.
  3. Click the Virtual server usages icon on the right side of the page to view CPU and Memory Resource Usages Charts. Move the slider icon on the chart page to change the number of days to display in the chart. You can view up to seven days.