Chapter 2. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Host and VM Performance

In the previous chapter, you learned some basic troubleshooting skills and performed some vSphere troubleshooting. This chapter extends those skills deeper by using different monitoring tools to observe vSphere performance and identifies any potential problems that can cause bottlenecks in your infrastructure.

The topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Tools for performance monitoring
  • Analyzing the esxtop results
  • Understanding key performance metrics (CPU, memory, network, storage)
  • Using vMA and remote esxtop
  • Analyzing vCenter performance charts
  • Creating charts
  • Configuring metrics
  • Configuring logging level for performance
  • USB attached virtual machines
  • Fault-tolerant virtual machines ...

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