You can display information about host time and CPU speed. For virtual machines hosted in a vSphere environment, you can display additional information about memory and CPU reservations and limits.
Before you begin
Determine what status information to display. See Subcommands for the stat Command.
If you plan to script commands and need to know what the exit codes are, see Exit Codes for the VMware Tools Configuration Utility.
- Open a command prompt or terminal in the guest operating system.
- Change to the VMware Tools installation directory.
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools
Linux and Solaris
Mac OS X
/Library/Application Support/VMware Tools
- Type the command to display the status information.
utility-name stat subcommand
utility-name (On Windows)
utility-name (On Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD)
utility-name (On Mac OS X)
Use hosttime or speed, or, if applicable, one of the subcommands available for virtual machines hosted in a vSphere environment.