I waited 3 hours to draw the chart again and I did NOT see the 60 data points plotted.
- The object collection cycle can be GREATER THAN or EQUAL to the collection cycle of the vCenter adapter instance.
In my case, 1 minute for the VM is less than 5 minutes for the vCenter adapter.
I will have to record the esxtop output (20 second plots) from the ESXi host to a csv file if I want to build my own detailed chart to troubleshoot a specific performance issue. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004953