vSphere 6 ESXTOP quick overview for Troubleshooting

Working with ESXTOP can be very tricky. The tool provides a large number of values but the names are partially shorten not very meaningful. Another challenge is to know the thresholds indicating a problem.

To make life easier, I’ve created the “vSphere ESXTOP quick overview for troubleshooting” poster 2013 for vSphere 5 and updated it for vSphere 5.5.

With vSphere 6 some new metrics were introduced, respectively there were some changes (eg. ESXi host memory states) – you can find them all in the latest version:

ESXTOP vSphere 6

Download vSphere 6 ESXTOP quick overview for Troubleshooting

The poster is provided as an A3 download, if you have eagle-eyes you can fit it to A4 when you print it. If you think that there is something missing or wrong, do not hesitate and let me know.

Some other links about ESXTOP you may be of interest to you:


  1. BobTecs

    Great resource for troubleshooting. Bookmarked!

  2. virtualquebec

    I have posted a link to this page on my blog, very good job.

  3. Jose

    Great job, very helpfull! Thanks!

  4. Tayfun Deger

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Julian

    NHN not NMN in the NUMA section.

  6. Raffaello

    Great, great job Andreas!

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