How to check how busy your VMWare esx cluster hosts are.

If you normally use Linux you will be familiar with top probably.

Well VMWare has esxtop

Commands when in esxtop are:

s – change the screen update delay – values from 0.1 seconds upwards

If you hit space, it will immediatly update the screen.

f or F allows you to add additional fields / columns

c allows you to view CPU resource utilization

m allows you to view memory resource utilization

d allows you to view storage adapter resource utilization

u allows you to view storage device resource utilization

v allows you to view VM resource utilization

n allows you to view network resource utilization.

All these commands can help you to identify any potential bottlenecks or areas you need to make some additional resource changes.

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