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esxtop in esxi 4

I found esxtop in esxi 4 is an extremely useful tool to gather system statistics from the esxi server. One piece of data you can use esxtop is to get is the picture of the network load balance between the two NIC vmnic0 and vmnic1. I have configured the esxi server to use the NIC teaming based on “route based on the originating virtual port id” and it is important to see the distribution of the virtual machine’s uplinks on the two physical NIC. The esxtop provided a clear statistics on it (“Press N” after running esxtop”)

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Further references :  Interpreting esxtop Statistics, esxtop values/thresholds

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