Capacity Planning Efficiency chart doesn't reveal names of affected VMs
Overview -> Capacity -> Compute has Efficiency chart. The pie chart sums up normal, overutilized, idle, and powered off VMs. There are links to view details and to view in Excel.
Issue: You can't tell what the names of the VMs are in the various states from either the web search view or the Excel download. Both show only the 'count' not the 'names' of the VMs.
Recommendations (1) Make the Efficiency pie chart clickable so when I click on a region such as "Overutilized" that I get the names of the overutilized VMs (2) Add VM names to the web search view and Excel downloads.
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Nick Dorak commented
I agree, the current "you have 2 inefficient VMs, now go figure out which ones and why yourself" is pretty short sighted. Any message that something isn't working, should also include what isn't working.
I would like to see VM name and reason (i.e. "PC1.domain.local" inefficient due to high memory pressure".
Also, none of the suggested searches provided by the Microsoft response yield any results. These aren't very easy to figure out on my own. Perhaps a list of suggested searches. (i.e. "I see you are looking for capacity issues, perhaps try the following pre-created searches").
It would help if capacity planning for guest efficiency did more than just count the number of inefficient VMs on a host. Give me the name of the guest.
It would also help if the export contained the cluster and host group from VMM so that I could more easily filter the data.