VMware Workstation 4.5
VMware Workstation incorporates a set of performance counters that work with Microsoft's Performance console so you can collect performance data from running virtual machines.
Note: The Performance console is available only on Windows hosts. You cannot monitor performance for virtual machines on Linux hosts. However, you can monitor the performance of any virtual machines running on the Windows host, including those running Linux guest operating systems.
The VMware Workstation performance counters can monitor the following data from a running virtual machine:
You can track virtual machine performance only when a virtual machine is running. The performance counters reflect the state of the virtual machine, not the guest operating system. For example, the counters can record how often a virtual machine reads from a virtual disk, but they cannot track how many processes are running inside the guest operating system. An explanation of each counter appears in the Performance console.
To add counters to track virtual machine performance, use the Windows Performance console. Take the following steps.
6. Click Add to add the counters to the Performance console.
For more information about using the Performance console, choose Action > Help in the Performance console or go to the Microsoft Web site.