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PowerCLI Essentials by Chris Halverson

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Performance tools

As in the day of the life of any good VMware Admin, a painful user must fall. Of the countless environments I have personally experienced, there is always the question that "My VM is running slow". This generic comment solicits a blank stare from myself as I say "Define what slow is".

The common definition for those that ask is that the VM is running slower than it was the last time the user looked. It could be any number of things from a new update in Windows to a new application being installed on the VM. Thankfully, the performance tools within the VMware virtualization stack are excellent.

The three important commands are Get-StatInterval, Get-StatType, and Get-Stat. The Get-StatInterval command allows examination of the Statistics ...

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