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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Running performance monitoring using ESXTOP

The esxtop and resxtop command-line utilities can be used to get the detailed information about real time ESX/ESXi host resource utilization. You must use root user privileges to execute the esxtop or resxtop against the ESX/ESXi host. You can start the esxtop utility in three different modes, which are interactive (default mode), batch, and replay mode. The only difference between esxtop and resxtop is that you can use resxtop to understand the resource utilization of the remote ESX/ESXi host remotely, but esxtop can only be used locally on the ESX/ESXi host. The esxtop utility reads its default configuration from the file called .esxtop41rc.

Getting ready

Connect to the ESXi with your root credentials ...

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