Performance Analyzer uses disk space based on the number of entities and the configured retention. You need to keep in mind, that we automatically inflate the time series data base based on all possible metrics that can be received by an entity over the configured retention.
If you want to change the data retention, you can use our web administration interface. The following video shows the use of our data retention section to customize the data granularity and duration. Please keep in mind that high granularity (i. e. 20 seconds over 7 day, 1minute over 2 years) require disk space and can slow down dashboard performance on slower storage.
In this video you learn how to use annotations in our Performance Analyzer product to set a marker before and after hardware or software changes are made and to correlate the performance metrics. That is also very useful when patching your ESXi hosts and virtual machines for Spectre and Meltdown (Intel) protection.
This is supported for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Windows, Linux and NetApp! Start your trial here: try.opvizor.com/perfanalyzer
This video shows Performance Analyzer integrations for VMware vSphere, NetApp Filer, Microsoft Windows and Veeam B&R.
In our vision, it is important that stay on top of your infrastructure. Not just one part, the whole picture. That's the reason why we released Performance Analyzer in the first place and since then continuously add important infrastructure components. But most importantly we DON'T want to add complexity to your already complex infrastructure!! Our simplified status and performance views using modern and flexible dashboards enable you to make ops and devops monitoring easy!
Why running a vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) 6.5 like an abandoned system! You use it everyday and your monitoring should give you all details, analyze the situation in the right way and give advice. Top down from vCenter Process to the to the underlying system. Get all in one using our solution / sign up at try.opvizor.com/perfanalyzer and contact us for this great VCSA 6.5 addon.