Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

ID how much memory in an ESXi 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5 ESXi host

Posted on 2014-07-30
2
Medium Priority
?
951 Views
Last Modified: 2014-08-07
Hi, how do I see how much memory in an ESXi 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5 ESXi host from an SSH console connection.

The only thing I can find on the web is "dmidecode|less" but that doesn't yield any results.
0
Comment
Question by:Jason Thomas
2 Comments
 
LVL 124

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40228749
You could use the command esxtop.

HOW TO:  Performance Monitor vSphere 4.x or 5.0

start esxtop, and hit the letter "m"

finding memory how much memory with esxtop
this shows 96GB, but also other relevant stuff, numa, and other information.

also see here, because dmidecode|less is not available in 5.0, so you can use

smbiosDump - this shows the actual values of DIMMs in Dimm Slots!

VMware article here

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003587

and also here

you can use cim-diagnostic.sh > mem.out

(but this does not work on all Vendor Servers!)

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2005821
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Jason Thomas
ID: 40245615
Thank you
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If we need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB. Just connect to vCenter DB(default DB should be VCDB and using…
When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question