azn2kew
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Anyone familiar with esxtop results and columns?

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Hello All,

Can someone explain or point to guides where describes how esxtop results and columns description is and what's the recommendation for optimal performance. Thanks in advance!

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Stefan Nguyen

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Dave_Mishchenko
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For column descriptions - page 160 and following - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_resource_mgmt.pdf

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williamarrata
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Weeeeell, try some of the options, like hitting "m" will give you memory, hitting the "c" will give you CPU, or other options like

esxtop

-h prints this help menu.

-v prints version.

-b enables batch mode.

-s enables secure mode.

-R enables replay mode.

-d sets the delay between updates in seconds.

-n runs esxtop for only n iterations.

Hope that helped. Smiley Happy

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azn2kew
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I've read the esxtop guide but didn't say much of the columns headers !

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Stefan Nguyen

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Dave_Mishchenko
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For column descriptions - page 160 and following - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_esx_resource_mgmt.pdf

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Ken_Cline
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Did you try "man esxtop"?

Ken Cline

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azn2kew
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Thanks guys for the information I'll take a look on the pdf that's very precise.

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Stefan Nguyen

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klich
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Here is a good tip for you. You can analyze the results with Perfmon on your Windows system.

run esxtop in batch mode, redirected to a file...

  • esxtop -b > mycapture.csv

  • Use a program like WinSCP or SecureFX to copy the export file to your Windows system

  • Open Perfmon

  • Click the view log data icon (looks like a cylinder), select log files as your data source, and click Add to add your mycapture.csv file

  • Select your desired time range

  • From the data tab, select your desired counters

Enjoy!

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