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vSphere Virtual Machine Management by Rebecca Fitzhugh

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Using esxtop

The esxtop and resxtop commands enable command-line monitoring for real-time ESXi host resource usage for each of the core four resources: CPU, memory, network, and disk. When this tool is used interactively, the data is viewed on different types of screens, one for each of the resources. The data presented includes some metrics that are not accessible using the overview or advanced performance charts. The fundamental difference between resxtop and esxtop is that esxtop can only be started through the local ESXi Shell of the ESXi host (through the DCUI or SSH) whereas resxtop can be used remotely.

There are three modes of execution available for esxtop and resxtop:

  • Interactive mode: This is the default mode. This option provides real-time ...

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