Insight Analytics Flow VMware Dashboard


Selecting Overview → Analytics → Insight Analytics Flow VMware → Connections displays the Connections dashboard. The Connections tab is highlighted.


Usage Note: Before any analytics are collected, a fabric must be added and a valid license must be installed and activated.


While in the Insight Analytics VMware dashboard you can navigate through VMware functions including, Connections, Traffic, and VMwareDFM.


Insight Analytics Flow VMware Connections


The VMware dashboard is designed to analyze the health of the VMware infrastructure in correlation with the network and the VMware Connections tab displays the following information:


  • Connections by VM/vm-kernel – shows the number of VM and vm-kernel connections over the selected time.
  • vm-kernel Services – shows connections by service enabled on the vm-kernel adapters over the selected time.
  • IP Storage vm-kernel Connections – type of IP storage and number of connections over the selected time.
  • VMware Infrastructure Connections – shows total number of connections across the VMware infrastructure.
  • VM only Connections – shows total number of only WM connections across the VMware infrastructure.
  • Connections by vCenter –  shows the number of connections by vCenter instances.
  • Virtual SAN Services – shows the type of virtual SAN services in use.
  • Total VMs by vCenter – shows the total number of VM instances by vCenter.



Insight Analytics Flow VMware Connections Dashboard


  • Top VM Services – shows the top VM layer 4 services running.
  • Top vm-kernel Services – shows the top vm-kernel services.
  • Top VM Clients by Connections – shows the top VM clients by connection.
  • Top VM servers by Connections – shows the top VM servers by connection.
  • Top ESXi Servers by Connections – shows the top ESXi servers by connection.
  • Top vm-kernel Clients by Connections – shows the top vm-kernel clients by connection.
  • Top Standard Port Groups by Connections – shows the top standard port groups by connection.
  • Top Distributed Port Groups by Connections – shows the top distributed port groups by connection.
  • VMware – Details – displays granular information about each connection.



Insight Analytics Flow VMware Connections Dashboard Services



The VMware Connections module also supports global filters by clicking on any of the chart items. You can drilldown into the data by selecting any chart item in the dashboard and clicking on an area of interest.


Search and Filtering functions work in an identical manner as described under the Insight Analytics Flow Search & Filtering section.


The Insight Analytics Flow VMware Connections Details displays connection data by switch name.


Insight Analytics Flow VMware Connections Details


The VMware Details panel lists each connection and the details in the same manner as in the Connection Dashboard explained here in the documentation.