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Collecting performance data for ESXi 5.x/6.0 hosts via the vSphere Client (2009124)

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This article provides information on collecting performance data for ESXi 5.x/6.0 hosts through vSphere Client.


To collect a performance data snapshot:
  1. Open the vSphere Client to log in either directly to the ESXi 5.x/6.0 host or vCenter Server.
  2. In the Inventory panel, select ESXi host.
  3. Click File > Export > Export System Logs.
  4. In the Export System Logs wizard, select the Gather performance data option. Do not alter other defaults.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Enter a download location where you want to save the diagnostic data.
  7. Upload the saved files through the VMware Support FTP website. For more information, see the Uploading diagnostic information for VMware (1008525).

See Also

Update History

02/27/2014 - Added Product ESXi 5.5

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