Alternate naming convention for LUN- and VM-specific metrics

This information applies to the VMware vSphere ZenPack. By default, LUN- and VM-specific metrics are written under the following naming convention:
<device-id>/<metric-name>
To improve retrieval speed of metrics (graphing speed) for vSphere instances with thousands of LUNs or virtual machines, you can enable the following alternate naming convention:
<device-id>/<component-id>/<metric-name>
The following configuration properties support the alternate convention:
  • zVSphereLUNContextMetric - Controls whether to use LUN-specific metric names when storing performance data.

    For example, with this configuration property enabled, the metric name diskReadRequests_diskReadRequests changes as follows:

    Old name:
    sol-vcenter/diskReadRequests_diskReadRequests
    New name:
    sol-vcenter/HostSystem_host-134_naa.600508e001da816aa59a72903/diskReadRequests_diskReadRequests
  • zVSphereVMContextMetric - Controls whether to use VM-specific metric names when storing performance data.

    For example, with this configuration property enabled, the metric name cpuUsageAvg_cpuUsageAvg changes as follows:

    Old name:
    vxchnge-vcenter/cpuUsageAvg_cpuUsageAvg
    New name:
    vxchnge-vcenter-02/VirtualMachine_vm-2556/cpuUsageAvg_cpuUsageAvg
For more information, see the VMware vSphere ZenPack in the ZenPack catalog.