Counters for Network Performance

The following table shows the name, collection level, categories, and values for counters that measure network performance.

The VirtualCenter statistics level is a setting that controls reporting of metrics. Higher settings increase the amount of data collected and can impact performance.

GROUP NAME: net

Counter Name VC Stats Level Category Value
usage avg: 1
min: 4
max: 4
unit KBps
description The sum of data transmitted and received for all the NIC instances of the host or virtual machine.
stat type rate
rollup type minimum, maximum, average
entity host, virtual machine (aggregate level only)
packetRx 3 unit number
description Number of packets received in the performance interval.
stat type delta
rollup type summation
entity host, virtual machine (per net instance only)
packetTx 3 unit number
description Number of packets transmitted in the performance interval.
stat type delta
rollup type summation
entity host, virtual machine (per net instance only)
received 3 unit KBps
description Rate at which data is received in the performance interval.
stat type rate
rollup type average
entity host, virtual machine (per NIC instance only)
transmitted 3 unit KBps
description Rate at which data is transmitted in the performance interval.
stat type rate
rollup type average
entity host, virtual machine (per NIC instance only)