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Datastore Usage Distribution

Ever Wonder what your datastores are full of? How much swap and snapshots are consuming per cluster?

Since PoliGraf 0.99d the Multi Cluster Datastore Usage Distribution dashboard let you monitor the datastore usage per filetype like the old-shool VMware pie chart but Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and at the cluster level:

Because the Disk extent (-flat/-delta/-s/-rdm/-rdmp.vmdk) file VMware File-type was a bit too inclusive, we took the liberty to split it to add new ones like rdmExtent, rdmpExtent, snapshotExtent and snapshotDescriptor. In the future, we also plan to add vsanSparseVariant.

Since we’ve added a FileType selector, you can pick snapshot file types and track the waste space on your entire infrastructure! And just because we know you’d love it, we have also added a snapshot counter on the right Y axis 😉

Last but not least, if you need to see the big picture, we also created the All Datastore Usage Distribution dashboard: