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Upgrading VMware vCenter 6.5u1 to 6.7 along with ESXi and vSAN

By | June 5, 2018

Introduction: VMware just released vCenter 6.7, vSphere 6.7, and VSAN 6.7 to the public introducing long awaited features concentrating on hybrid management. In this post I am going to walk you through an upgrade from 6.5u1 to 6.7 for vCenter Appliance, External PSC, vSphere through Update Manager, and lastly VSAN.    Upgrades to 6.7 is… Read More »

Monitor and Manage vSAN using ESXCLI

By | May 9, 2018

VMware vSAN is the distributed layer of software that runs natively as a part of the ESXi hypervisor. vSAN aggregates local or direct-attached storage disks of a host cluster and creates a single storage pool shared across all hosts of the cluster. VMware features that require shared storage such as HA, VMotion and DRS are all highly integrated… Read More »

Purple Screen of Death – PSOD

By | December 2, 2017

What is Purple Screen of Death – PSOD The Purple Screen of Death (PSOD) is a fatal crash of VMware ESX/ESXi hosts which kills all active Virtual Machines. A diagnostic screen with white type on a purple background. The term Purple Screen of Death is a play on the Blue Screen of Death, the informal name… Read More »

ESXTOP – Replay Mode

By | November 13, 2016

Replay mode – It is similar to record and replay operation. Data that was collected by the vm-support command is interpreted and played back as esxtopstatistics. We can view the captured performance information for a particular duration or time period as like real time to view what was happened during that time. This will be very useful for… Read More »

ESXTOP – Batch Mode

By | November 12, 2016

Batch mode – Statistics can be collected  and output can be saved in a file (csv) and  also  it can be viewed & analyzed using windows perfmon & other tools in later time. To run esxtop in batch mode and save the output file for feature analysis use the command as in in below syntax esxtop -b -d 10… Read More »

ESXTOP – Interactive Mode

By | November 12, 2016

ESX Interactive mode (the default mode) – All statistics are displayed  are in real time which is similar to windows task manager. By default screen refreshes by every 2 seconds. Below is snapshot of esxtop with the memory stats Below are the single key commands in esxtop to switch to different stats while running in Interactive mode. C – CPU View… Read More »

ESXTOP – Overview

By | November 12, 2016

ESXTOP is the utility only for ESX host to examine real-time resource usage for ESX and resxtop for ESX & ESXi hosts.esxtop can only be used for the local ESX machine but resxtop can be used remotely to view the resource utilization of ESX/ESXi hosts from other ESX/ESXi servers or VMA. There are 3 different types of Modes in… Read More »