Virtual Machines


This page displays the virtual machines for a cloud provider. The following is a sample screenshot of the Virtual Machines page.


Regardless of the filter settings, the information in the following table applies to the summary displayed at the top of the Virtual Machines page:




Total number of VMs.


Total number of VMs running (billed) without any time restriction.

This count includes VMs that display the ERROR status.

The following table identifies various aspects of the Virtual Machines tab:


Screenshot and Description

LogoDisplays the OS logo.
VM details link

Displays the VM name as a link. Click the link to view details about the VM. For each VM, the following is displayed.

  • Hostname – The hostname for the VM, if configured. Else, the node ID is displayed.
  • Cloud Region
  • Cloud Name
  • Private and public IP address of the VM.

Color-coded states that identify the VM status.

See Inventory States for a complete list and additional details.

Terminated VMs are not displayed.


Instance runtime, in hours or minutes, the VM is in the specified state.


Calculated on on-demand prices available in the instance types. For private clouds, the cost is as decided by the admin when setting up the clouds. See Supported Datacenters and Private Clouds.


You can filter the items based on the following:

  • Clouds

  • Cloud Region

  • Status

  • CPUs

  • Memory GB

  • Billing Unit

  • Tags

  • Location

  • Department

  • Project

VM Details

Clicking the VM Name displays information about the VM which contains the following tabs:

  • The Details tab (default) provides exhaustive details for the VM.

  • The Stats tab provides information about resizing recommendations.

The following is a sample screenshot of the VM Details page.

This table identifies significant aspects of the Details Tab.



Resize to

Resizing recommendation suggested by the Recommendation Engine (see Rightsizing > Recommendation Engine). The resizing recommendation is based on the utilization of this instance and does not affect the performance of the VM.

VM Details


Billing unit that owns the VM.


Status of the VM. The options are as follows:

  • Started

  • Stopped

  • Terminated

Source Image

Machine from which VM is launched.

Security Group

Rules that control traffic in or out of a VM.



Tag name.


Usage of the tag in Cost Optimizer.


Tag key-value pair.

Cloud Settings


Network name issued by the cloud provider.

Cloud Details

Information about cloud provider the instance pertains to.

Cost History

Total Cost

The total cost applicable to the VM for the period. In this case, the period is month-to-date (MTD).

Effective Time

Time when the instance was started.


Rate, per hour, applicable to the instance – includes base rate and discounts, that may be applicable. See Cost Breakdown section below.


Duration, in days, since the instance was started.

Total Cost

Cost incurred since the instance was started.


Volume Details


Types of storage volume, varies for each cloud, for example, General Purpose, Provisioned IOPS, Throughput Optimized.


Price of volume per hour.

Cost Breakdown

Rates or prices for each resource displayed in the Inventory pages are synchronized through the Metadata Sync background process (see Data Collectionfor public clouds. In the case of private clouds, the rates are entered manually in the Instance Types Settings page. These rates help in calculating the expenses incurred by the resources. This expense is called Resource Cost and is computed based on resource usage. Resource costs are based on the rate card (price) and usage (runtime use) of the resource. For private clouds, the resource costs are displayed as invoice costs (displayed in the dashboard and reports in Cost Optimizer. Discounts, if applicable, are included when computing the resource costs.

Cloud providers may revise resource costs and hence, pricing and discounts vary over time. The Resource Cost Breakdown feature provides information about the cost itemization, such as price and applicable discounts on an hourly basis, which add up to the cost for a resource at a given time.  The Resource Cost Breakdown feature allows you to track the following:

  • Pricing and discount rates over a period of time

  • Rightsizing action history

The Cost History area in the Details page for an Inventory displays the resource cost. The following is a sample screenshot of Cost Breakdown. 

This table identifies significant aspects of the Stats Tab. A sample screenshot is shown below.

Network Out

Outbound traffic in kilobytes.

Network In

Inbound traffic in kilobytes.


CPU utilization in percent.

Disk Write

Volume of data written to a disk in kilobytes.

Disk Read

Volume of data read from a disk in kilobytes.

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