The data collected by esxtop is processed as rates. When you run the
esxtop command without any parameters, it presents the server-wide and individual statistics of a VM, the resource pool, the CPU utilization, and a world. A world is a technical term, like a running process in VMware terms, that represents a single VMkernel schedulable entity or a process or processes running on VMkernel. As we have a total of 369 worlds (see Figure 2.1), it is called
group of worlds. These worlds can belong to a group of idle worlds, group of system worlds, group of helper worlds, or another group of worlds.
I will explain the statistics found in Figure 2.1. The first line you can find in esxtop or vtop starts ...