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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Chapter 8. Performance Monitoring with esxtop

In the last chapter, we focused on high-performance networking. We investigated optimizing virtual networks for more throughput and less latency by utilizing technologies such as NIOC and network offloading.

In this chapter, we will learn about esxtop, an advanced tool to monitor the performance at the ESXi host level. You will learn how to make use of the various metrics to analyze performance issues.

In this chapter, we will focus on the following topics:

  • Introduction to esxtop and resxtop
  • Accessing esxtop using DCUI and SSH
  • Utilizing vSphere CLI and vSphere Management Assistant to access resxtop
  • Use VisualEsxtop to monitor resources
  • Common metrics and views
  • Capture and analyze performance data
  • Real-world ...

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