As of VI API 2.5, this property is not used.
The counter IDs associated with the same performance counter name for the same
device type. For example, the rollup types for CPU Usage for a host are
average, minimum, and maximum. Therefore, their counter IDs are associated.
The group of the performance counter with its label and summary details.
Counter groups include "cpu," "mem," "net," "disk," "system," "rescpu,"
and "clusterServices," for example.
A system-generated number that uniquely identifies the counter in the
context of the system. The performance counter ID.
Minimum level at which metrics of this type will be collected by VirtualCenter
Server. The value for this property for any performance counter is a
number from 1 to 4. The higher the setting, the more data is collected by
VirtualCenter Server. The default setting for VirtualCenter Server
is 1, which collects the minimal amount of performance data that is
typically useful to administrators and developers alike.
The specific level of each counter is documented in the respective
counter-documentation pages, by group. See PerformanceManager for links
to the counter group pages.
Since VI API 2.5
The name of the counter with label and summary details. For example, the
counter with name "usage" for the "cpu" group of performance counters.
Minimum level at which the per device metrics of this type will
be collected by vCenter Server. The value for this property for
any performance counter is a number from 1 to 4. By default all
per device metrics are calculated at level 3 or more. If a certain
per device counter is collected at a certain level, the aggregate
metric is also calculated at that level, i.e., perDeviceLevel
is greater than or equal to level.
Since vSphere API 4.1
The counter type. Valid values include average, maximum, minimum, latest,
summation, or none. This determines the type of statistical values that are
returned for the counter. None means that the counter is never rolled up.
Statistics type for the counter. Valid values include absolute, delta, or
The unit for the values of the performance counter with its label and
summary details. See PerformanceManagerUnit
for a description of the valid values.
Properties inherited from DynamicData