Counters and Categories for Memory Performance

This table contains the values for each category of the counters that measure Memory performance.  

GROUP NAME: mem

Counter Name Category Value
usage
unit Percentage: precision to 1/100 percentage point (1 = 0.01%). A value between 0 and 10,000.
description Memory currently in use. This is active memory as a percentage of total available memory.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, virtual machine, compute resources, and resource pools
granted
unit KB
description Amount of memory available for use.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, virtual machine, compute resources, and resource pools
active
unit KB
description Amount of memory that is actively used.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, virtual machine, compute resources, and resource pools
shared
unit KB
description Amount of shared memory.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, virtual machine, compute resources, and resource pools
zero
unit KB
description zero memory
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, virtual machine, compute resources, and resource pools
unreserved
unit KB
description Amount of unreserved memory.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, compute resources
swapunreserved
unit KB
description Amount of unreserved swap space.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, compute resources
swapused
unit KB
description Amount of memory used for swap space.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, compute resources
sharedcommon
unit KB
description Amount of shared, common memory.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, compute resources
heap
unit KB
description Amount of memory allocated for heap.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, compute resources
heapfree
unit KB
description Free space in the heap.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, compute resources
state
unit number
description Memory state.
statistic type absolute
rollup type latest
entity host, compute resources
swapped
unit KB
description Amount of memory being swapped.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity virtual machine, resource pools
swaptarget
unit KB
description Amount of memory that can be swapped.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity virtual machine, resource pools
swapin
unit KB
description Amount of memory swapped in.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity virtual machine, resource pools
swapout
unit KB
description Amount of memory swapped out.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity virtual machine, resource pools
vmmemctl
unit KB
description Amount of memory currently used by the virtual machine memory control.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity virtual machine, resource pools
vmmemctltarget
unit KB
description Amount of memory that can be used by the virtual machine memory control.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity virtual machine, resource pools
consumed
unit KB
description Amount of host memory consumed by the virtual machine for guest memory.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximu,
entity virtual machine, resource pools
overhead
unit KB
description Amount of memory that is overhead.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average, minimum, maximum
entity host, virtual machine, compute resources, and resource pools
reservedCapacity
unit MB
description Amount of memory that is reserved capacity.
statistic type absolute
rollup type average
entity host, virtual machine