Using Prism Element charts to understand Nutanix Cluster workloads

  • 3 July 2020
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Whether you are troubleshooting a particular issue or you are just curious to know how a certain component (such as a VM) performs in your cluster, understanding which tools are at your disposal will allow you to save time and effectively address issues related to your workloads in your Nutanix cluster; there are two type of charts you can use to review objects, understand how they are performing and take action accordingly, I will briefly explain each one of them below.

Entity charts:

It allows you to check multiple metrics from a particular object, for example checking the latency of a VM alongside with the amount of IOPS and controller latency, which is really useful when troubleshooting performance related issues.

Metric charts:

You can think of it as the opposite of the option above, the metric is the main object and then you can obtain information about the metric for a particular component. For example if you need to get the latency metric, you can then filter further for the component of interest, such as a VM, volume group, etc.

Additionally, you also have the option to increase or reduce the sample size between days, months, weeks, hours or a custom range to further aid whatever issue you are investigating, which you can use to correlate with the Alerts pane.

To know more in depth about working with these charts you can visit our documentation here.

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