Bruticusmaximus
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Get-Esxtop Trying to get the same output I would get from ESXtop

First, I'm very new to PowerCLI. I've read all the Get-Esxtop blogs (Yellow bricks, hitchhikers guide, etc).  They seem way above my head.

I'm trying to get the same output I would get through the regular esxtop in batch mode on a single host but, through PowerCLI:

esxtop -b -d 2 -n 900 > /vmfs/volumes/vol1/esxtopcapture.csv

This is a lot more involved than it would seem isn't it?  I just want to dump all the counters to a file.

We have an application running on 2 VMs on a dedicated host.  This application sometimes slows down to a crawl. I want something that our Helpdesk can just click on to get esxtop in batch mode to run.  Is there another way to do it other than PowerCLI?

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LucD
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The real problem with Get-EsxTop is that there is not a lot of information available on the mapping between the properties and the esxtop fields.

I tried to set something up in my Get-EsxTop – Another Look post, but there is some work involved in creating the JSON file.


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