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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 15. Monitoring the Performance of a vSphere Environment

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Using esxtop to monitor performance
  • Exporting and importing esxtop configurations
  • Running esxtop in batch mode
  • Gathering VM I/O statistics using vscsiStats
  • Using vCenter performance graphs

Introduction

Any vSphere infrastructure, once deployed, needs to be monitored for performance during its life cycle. Continuous monitoring helps configure the infrastructure in a manner that maintains optimum performance to meet the business needs, which can bring cost savings. There are several methods and tools available, such as vRealize Operations Manager (vROPS), which aid in performance monitoring. Unlike other monitoring tools, vROPS does what ...

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