Creating Disk IO Excel graphics with ESXTOP

This week I was visiting a client who bought an expansion on their MD3000i storage of 5 disks. I wanted to know if all 6 servers would fit on a new raid 5 set (4+1) so I started to monitor the Disk Commands/Sec with ESXTOP for a number of hours to see what the servers generate on a normal working day with everybody at work. I logged in both ESX hosts and started ESXTOP Make sure you only capture relevant info. You need to remove all all other fields in c:cpu i:interrupt m:memory … [Read more...]

Gathering esxtop Statistics and doing cool stuff with it

Today I'm busy with creating an export from esxtop to gather transfers/sec from a mix of Equalogic and EMC storage. This clients wants to check if they need to replace the fiber storage or expand the iSCSI storage. To gather statistics: Enter command "esxtop". This starts the logging in interactive mode. Enter command "d" this enables disk information only. Enter command "W" this writes your preferences to the default config file. Specify filename at prompt; ie. "/tmp/mysettings" Enter … [Read more...]