thepeoplesvalle
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esxtop -c not working in batch mode ?

I followed the article :

http://www.esxfreak.nl/vmware-general-articles/vmware/79-gathering-esxtop-statistics-and-doing-cool-...

And when starting esxtop with 'esxtop -c /root/settings -d 15' it jumps directly to the disk stats.

But when starting the batch mode with 'esxtop -b -c /root/settings -d 15 > /tmp/logfile' it starts logging all counters.

Any ideas how to get batch mode working and only log the disk counters ?

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thepeoplesvalle
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I found a lot of other threads from people with the same issue, but no solution.

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thepeoplesvalle
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Any hints ?

Excel doesn't like to import the big csv with all counters logged :

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Microsoft Excel

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Excel cannot complete this task with available resources. Choose less data or close other applications.

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OK

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dinny
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Best thing that I have found to view batch esxtop output with is:

http://vpivot.com/2009/10/21/esxtop-analysis-with-esxplot/

Note: no formal support - but works very well

Dinny

thepeoplesvalle
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Dinny,

Thanks for the info about esxtop.

But still this tool doesn't like to import 500megabyte logfiles... (esxtop data from 24hours)

So I still would like to get the -c working.

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