Disk Space - Console Test

This test auto-discovers the disk partitions supported by the service console, and reports the space usage of each partition; this way, space-hungry partitions can be isolated.

Target of the test : An ESX server 3/3.5/4.0

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the ESX server being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
  1. Test period - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured.
  3. console user - Provide the name of a valid user to the ESX server being monitored.
  4. console password - Specify the password of the console user here.
  5. confirm password - Confirm the console password by retyping it here.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total capacity:

Indicates the total capacity of a disk partition; for the Total descriptor however, this measure indicates the total capacity across all disk partitions.

MB

 

Used space:

Indicates the amount of space used in a disk partition; for the Total descriptor however, this measure indicates the sum of space used across all disk partitions of the service console.

MB

Ideally, this value should be low.

Free space:

Indicates the current free space available for each disk partition; for the Total descriptor however, this measure indicates the sum of free space available across all disk partitions.

MB

Ideally, this value should be high.

Percent usage:

Indicates the percentage of space usage on each disk partition; for the Total descriptor however, this measure indicates the percentage of space utilized across all disk partitions.

Percent

A value close to 100% can indicate a potential problem situation where applications executing on the guest may not be able to write data to the disk partition(s) with very high usage.