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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Common shortcuts, metrics, and views

In this section, we will focus on some of the common shortcuts, metrics, and views of esxtop.

First, let's focus on the general shortcuts that can be used in any view, as shown in the following:

Key

Explanation

?

Show help.

q

Quit utility.

V

Show information only for VMs, hide system processes.

SPACE

Force data refresh.

s

Set delay in seconds to refresh data.

f

Select displayed fields. A list of possible fields will be displayed; press the mentioned keys to enable/disable them.

o / O

Change the field order.

N

Reset sorting to defaults.

L

Change width of name column (for example, for small screens).

W

Save current settings as default (the˜/.esxtop60rc file).

k

Kill ...

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