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I'm curious to know more about the built-in Vmware sensors in PRTG. Specially the Datastore Total ReadLatency & Datastore Total WriteLatency.

What do these sensors actually mean? and how do they compare with the data we see in ESXTOP?

Thanks, David.

datastore esxi vmware

Created on Sep 16, 2013 4:11:36 AM

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Hi David,

The sensor is retrieving its data from the SOAP-API. The data regarding Datastore latencies can't be compared to ESXTOP directly.

You can see the data in vSphereClient -> Performance-Tab -> Advanced -> Switch to: Datastore.

At the moment PRTG shows a rolled up average for all available datastores for the host or vm. We are currently rewriting the VMWare-Sensors to get more performance as well as new features. One new sensor-type will be a dedicated datastore-sensor that supports more detailed informations about latencies.

Kind regards

Created on Sep 17, 2013 1:02:09 PM by  Dieter Loskarn [Paessler Support]



Thanks Dieter, any ETA on the new VMware sensors? Is there a beta release?

Regards, David.

Created on Sep 17, 2013 10:42:40 PM



Most of the improvements are already done and the updated sensor is already part of our Preview-Channel.

Kind regards


Created on Sep 18, 2013 9:48:54 AM by  Dieter Loskarn [Paessler Support]

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