05 septiembre 2013

Visual ESXTOP GUI for VMware

The VMware visualESXTOP is a tool from the VMware Labs to view in windows-mode (hehehe) the results of the cli command ESXTOP and with a friendly option to generate some graphics

1- Download it from: http://labs.vmware.com/flings/visualesxtop  and unzip files:

2- Change PATH on the System Properties - Advanced System Settings - Advanced - Environmet Variables - System Variables: "PATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin;
(Be carefull with this changes , and backup all the the info you modify for a restore case)

3- Start from CMD or click on the "visualEsxtop.bat" and connect to a ESX host or to a vCenter Server from Menu; File - Connect to Live-server, or start it from powercli:

This will open a new window with the GUI:

Now, you can review al the metrics from the diferents tabs:

...And generate some graphics , for example de% CPU ready: