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Posted on 2012-03-15
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From the host, I get the following:

      ID      GID NAME             NWLD   %USED    %RUN    %SYS   %WAIT %VMWAI
       1        1 idle               32 1564.93 3200.00    0.00    0.00
   98000    98000 RHEL2              20   22.47   67.18    6.08 1930.08   13.6

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What I dont understand, is that I expected %USED to be a percentage (from 0 to 100), but the number of idle is 1564.

What am I not understanding
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“%USED”

The percentage physical CPU time accounted to the world. If a system service runs on behalf of this world, the time spent by that service (i.e. %SYS) should be charged to this world. If not, the time spent (i.e. %OVRLP) should not be charged against this world.

%USED = %RUN + %SYS – %OVRLP

%USED of a world is greater than 100%?

Yes, if the system service runs on a different PCPU for this world. It may happen when your VM has heavy I/O.

To use esxtop, you need to read the manuals

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_resource_mgmt.pdf

or download

Source
http://www.veeam.com/esxi-monitoring-free.html.
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