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


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


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


  • Total Bytes by VM/vm-kernel – shows the total number of VM and vm-kernel bytes over the selected time.
  • VMware Infrastructure Total Bytes – shows the total of bytes.
  • vm-kernel Services Total Bytes – shows the total number of vm-kernel bytes over the selected time.
  • VM only Total Bytes – shows the total of VM-only bytes.
  • IP Storage vm-kernel Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by storage type.
  • Total Bytes by vCenter – chart of total number of bytes by vCenter instance.
  • Virtual SAN Services Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by virtual SAN service.



Insight Analytics Flow VMware Traffic Dashboard


  • Top VM Service by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by VM service.
  • Top vm-kernel Services by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by vm-kernel service.
  • Top VM Clients by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by top VM clients.
  • Top VM Servers by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by top VM servers.
  • Top ESXi Servers by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by top ESXi servers.
  • Top vm-kernel Clients by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by top vm-kernel clients.
  • Top Standard Port Groups by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by top standard port groups.
  • Top Distributed Port Groups by Total Bytes – shows the total number of bytes by top distributed port groups.
  • VMware Details – displays granular information about each connection.



Insight Analytics Flow VMware Traffic Dashboard Services


The VMware Traffic 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 Traffic Details displays connection data by switch name.


Figure 2 - Insight Analytics Flow VMware Traffic 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.