Heads Up: Workaround required for resxtop to function in vMA 5.5

If you are using the latest version of vMA 5.5, there is currently a known issue when using resxtop. After successfully logging into the ESXi host, the command prompt is returned immediately and resxtop is not actually loaded. Here is a screenshot of the behavior: I have received word from engineering there is a workaround […]

How to Run VMware's New Fling VisualEsxtop on Mac OS X

The folks over at VMware Labs continue to pump out awesome new Flings and just yesterday, they released another one called VistualEsxtop, which is an enhanced version of esxtop and resxtop. It is no surprise, the Fling was developed by VMware Engineers working in the Performance group such as Priya Sethuraman, Zhelong Pan, Haiping Yang […]

Required vSphere Privilege for Read-Only RESXTOP View

Yesterday I received a question about the specific vSphere privilege that is required to view RESXTOP data on an ESXi host. The reason for this request was to create a restricted role for a group of users who only needed to have access to RESXTOP performance data. I did not know the answer off the […]

Retrieving ESXTOP Performance Data Using the vSphere 5.1 API

In vSphere 5.1, VMware introduced a new managed object called the Service Manager. The Service Manager is a generic object that wraps the execution of a single command and it requires a┬áspecific set of inputs to invoke a particular service command. This is particularly interesting as it allows users to access both the ESXTOP and […]

vi-fastpass esxcli and resxtop bug resolved in vMA 5

Awhile back I wrote about an resxtop bug found in vMA 4.1 in which it no longer functions with vMA’s vi-fastpass component and still requires you to provide the username and password even though vi-fastpass has been initialized for a given target. There was also a slight quirk when using esxcli and vi-fastpass, in which […]