(R)ESXTOP to Provide Visibility into the Performance of NFS Datastores!


After reading the VMware ESX 4.0 Update 2 Release Notes, and especially the What’s New, I was happy to discover that at least ESXTOP/RESXTOP now allow you to get performance counters for NFS datastores. ESX was missing this feature like the deserts miss the rain 🙂

Enhancement of the esxtop/resxtop utility vSphere 4.0 Update 2 includes an enhancement of the performance monitoring utilities, esxtop and resxtop. The esxtop/resxtop utilities now provide visibility into the performance of NFS datastores in that they display the following statistics for NFS datastores: Reads/s, writes/s, MBreads/s, MBwrtn/s, cmds/s, GAVG/s(guest latency).

I’m also surprised that the other third party virtualization software vendors never came up with a solution to circumvent VMware’s (R)ESXTOP lack of visibility into performances of NFS datastores… Never, you sure? Stay tuned for more about that!

I’ll upgrade my home lab tonight and will do some tests… Damn it’s 8 hours away, I won’t be able to wait so long 🙂

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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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