ESXTOP in Mac Terminal looks funky…

Summary:

Seems that terminal in Mac is configured in a fashion where esxtop does not display properly.  Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to fix.

Example:

This demonstrates what you would see when accessing esxtop in a default configured terminal session:

esxtopmacdefault

Solution:

Simply change your terminal emulator session from xterm-256color to ansi, by accessing terminal’s preferences, settings, Advanced, under ‘declare terminal as:’

xterm-to-ansi

Open up a new terminal session, run esxtop, and you should end up w/ what looks like this:

esxtopmacansi

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I ran into the same issue when ssh'ing from Linux. Thanks for the info -- grabbed your screenshot has well. Hope you do not mind

http://www.fatmin.com/2014/08/vmware-esxtop-displaying-incorrectly-in-esxi-55-over-ssh-from-linux.html