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All of the performance graphs across all hosts and guests in our vmware 4 infrastructure label network traffic on their performance tabs as "Transmitted for 4002", "Transmitted for 4001" etc. Where is it pulling these 400x names from?

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Are you looking at the performance charts on a host or VM and what performance counters do you have selected? –  Scott Warren Jan 26 '12 at 18:41
    
It appears the same on both hosts and VMs. Screenshot; i.imgur.com/BEjnJ.png –  alex Jan 26 '12 at 18:55
    
I still can't find this performance chart but are you running vCenter or stand alone ESXi servers? –  Scott Warren Jan 26 '12 at 19:20
    
vCenter 4.1. Pick any VM or VM host and select the 'Performance' tab in the main window. –  alex Jan 26 '12 at 19:23

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These are number showing different virtual adapters in multihomed VMs.I.e. ethernet0 would be object 4000, ethernet1 - 4001

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Makes sense, but where is the 4xxx nomenclature coming from? Why not eth0, or 3xxx, or ABCD? –  alex Jan 30 '12 at 18:36
    
The numbers are device keys.You are welcome to dig into API that may shed some light: vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk41pubs/ApiReference/… –  Sergei Jan 31 '12 at 20:18

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