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VisualEsxtop is an enhanced version of resxtop and esxtop. VisualEsxtop can connect to VMware vCenter Server or ESX hosts, and display ESX server stats with a better user interface and more advanced features.


  1. Live connection to ESX host or vCenter Server
  2. Flexible way of batch output
  3. Load batch output and replay them
  4. Multiple windows to display different data at the same time
  5. Line chart for selected performance counters
  6. Flexible counter selection and filtering
  7. Embedded tooltip for counter description
  8. Color coding for important counters

You must have ESX 3.5 or above. Works with vCenter Server 4.0, 4.1, 5.0 and 5.1.  Make sure Java 1.6  is in the PATH.

  1. Download visualEsxtop_20150409.zip and unzip the file.
  2. Make sure Java 1.6 or later is in the PATH.
  3. Type export JAVA_OPTS=-Xmx2048m  if loading large amounts of data
  4. Run vtop.sh (linux) or vtop.bat (Windows)

Bug Fixed:

  • Fixed color switching problem in chart tab
  • Fixed display hanging problem in Java 7
  • Now works with ESXi 6..

Also see: How to Run VMware's Fling VisualEsxtop on Mac OS X

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