Performance counters are modeled using the PerfCounterInfo data object type. Each instance of a PerfCounterInfo data object contains metadata about a specific metric available from the system. The network group of performance counters tracks network utilization for both physical and virtual NICs (network interface controllers) and other network devices, such as the virtual switches (vSwitch) that support connectivity among all components (virtual machines, VMkernel, host, and so on).
|Number of receive packets dropped during the collection interval.|
|Number of transmit packets dropped during the collection interval.|
|packetsRx||delta||number||3||summation||Network Packets Received||•||•||ο||ο|
|Number of packets received during the interval.
|packetsTx||delta||number||3||summation||Network Packets Transmitted||•||•||ο||ο|
|Number of packets transmitted during the interval.
|received||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond||3||average||Network Data Receive Rate||•||•||ο||ο|
|Average rate at which data was received during the interval. This represents the bandwidth of the network.
|transmitted||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond||3||average||Network Data Transmit Rate||•||•||ο||ο|
|Average rate at which data was transmitted during the interval.
This represents the bandwidth of the network.
|usage||rate||kiloBytesPerSecond||1 (4)||average (minimum) (maximum) (none)||Network Usage (Average)Network Usage (Minimum)
Network Usage (Maximum)
Network Usage (None)
|Network utilization (combined transmit- and receive-rates) during the interval.
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