ESXTOP in vSphere 7

Advertise here with BSA I was playing around with Scalable Shares and then noticed some enhancements in esxtop which I didn’t realize were there. I figured I would list the changes I spotted so people are aware of what was added to esxtop in vSphere 7.0. Although it isn’t a huge amount, it is still very valuable to … [Read more...]

Serious performance impact on high IO VM with multiple snapshots

Recently I ran in to a situation where a customer suffered severe performance issues on a virtualized SQL server. In the SQL server we noticed a high CPU utilization, but the underlying ESX hosts only showed relatively low CPU utilization for this VM. Debugging the VM performance issue with esxtop showed very high … [Read more...]