Month: September 2013

All about esxtop

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction

Section 2. CPU

Section 2.1 Worlds and Groups

Section 2.2 PCPUs

Section 2.3 Global Statistics

Section 2.4 World Statistics

Section 3. Memory

Section 3.1 Machine Memory and Guest Physical Memory

Section 3.2 Global Statistics

Section 3.3 Group Statistics

Section 4 Disk

Section 4.1 Adapter, Device, VM screens

Section 4.2 Disk Statistics

Section 4.2.1 I/O Throughput Statistics

Section 4.2.2 Latency Statistics

Section 4.2.3 Queue Statistics

Section 4.2.4 Error Statistics

Section 4.2.5 PAE Statistics

Section 4.2.6 Split Statistics

Section 4.3 Batch Mode Output

Section 5 Network

Section 5.1 Port

Section 5.2 Port Statistics

Section 6. Interrupt

Section 7. Batch Mode

Section 1. Introduction

Esxtop allows monitoring and collection of data for all system resources: CPU, memory, disk and network. When used interactively, this data can be viewed on different types of screens; one each for CPU statistics, memory statistics, network statistics and disk adapter statistics. In addition to the disk adapter statistics in earlier versions, starting with ESX3.5, disk statistics at the device and VM level are also available. Starting with ESX 4.0, esxtop has an interrupt statistics screen. In the batch mode, data can be redirected to a file for offline uses.

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