Growing up in VI3 I became accustomed to using the default inventory view. While effective for most tasks, you miss out on quite a bit of what the interface has to offer. What so i mean? Take this question for example: â€œWhat is my storage capacity, and how much of that do I have provisioned?â€
Simple enough, you check the most recent copy of your inventory spreadsheet (or itâ€™s analog) and spit out the answer. Ohâ€¦ you donâ€™t have one? Was it last updated in the eighties? Letâ€™s poke on the vSphere Client interface to find the answer:
Change your inventory view to â€œDatastoresâ€
Youâ€™ll then see a screen similar to this:
In summary, my 50GB datastore has 60GB provisioned and 35GB free. Selecting the â€œVirtual Machinesâ€ tab, you get a good break down on a per VM basis:
Hope you found this useful.