ESXTOP command line monitoring tool for ESXi

Esxtop allows monitoring and collection of data for all system resources: CPU, memory, disk and network. It works with the free-licensed ESXi as well.

  1. enable remote console access to your ESXi host.
  2. open console session or ssh to ESX(i) and type:  esxtop -h … and get the basic idea of usage
  3. then you can run the next command: esxtop -n 100 > statistics.csv
  4. download the statistics.csv file to the windows machine
  5. start perfmon and select this file as a source
  6. it is also possible to use esxplot tool to analyse this file

Interpreting esxtop Statistics

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.