Thursday, March 8, 2012

"top" for vmware esxi

Here are some notes on how to select columns for "top" on esxi (from an example).

If you have less number of ESXi hosts, you can find the process id of the VM by logging into esxi ssh session.

  1. Run the esxtop utility using the esxtop command.
  2. Press c to switch to the CPU resource utilization screen.
  3. Press Shift+f to display the list of fields.
  4. Press c to add the column for the Leader World ID.
  5. Identify the target virtual machine by its Name and Leader World ID (LWID).
  6. Press k.
  7. At the World to kill prompt, type in the Leader World ID from step 5 and press Enter.
  8. Wait 30 seconds and validate that the process is not longer listed.

If you have more esxi servers in the environment, you can find using vmkfstools -D command to find the ESXi Mac Address

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