esxtop shows a bunch of stuff … what’s up with this!?

It’s been a while since I’ve had to run esxtop, but when I did recently, I got a bunch of stuff on my screen like this:

o termcap entry for a `xterm-256color’ terminal”(PDH-CSV 4.0) (UTC)(0)”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Memory Overcommit (1 Minute Avg)”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Memory Overcommit (5 Minute Avg)”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Memory Overcommit (15 Minute Avg)”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu Load\Cpu Load (1 Minute Avg)”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu Load\Cpu Load (5 Minute Avg)”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu Load\Cpu Load (15 Minute Avg)”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(0)\% Processor Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(1)\% Processor Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(2)\% Processor Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(3)\% Processor Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(_Total)\% Processor Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(0)\% Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(1)\% Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(2)\% Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(3)\% Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(_Total)\% Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(0)\% Core Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(1)\% Core Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(2)\% Core Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(3)\% Core Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Physical Cpu(_Total)\% Core Util Time”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Machine MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Kernel MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\NonKernel MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Free MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Kernel Managed MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Kernel MinFree MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Kernel Reserved MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Kernel Unreserved MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Kernel State”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\PShare Shared MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\PShare Common MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\PShare Savings MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Swap Used MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Swap Target MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Swap MBytes Read/sec”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Swap MBytes Write/sec”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Total Compressed MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Total Saved By Compression MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Memctl Current MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Memctl Target MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Memory\Memctl Max MBytes”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power\Power Usage Now Watts”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power\Power Usage Cap Watts”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(0)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(1)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(2)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(3)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(4)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(5)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(6)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(7)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(8)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(9)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(10)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(11)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(12)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Power(13)\P-State MHZ”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\VSAN\Enabled?”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\Members”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(1:idle)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32769:idle1)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32770:idle2)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32771:idle3)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(1:idle:32778:idle0)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\Members”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Group Cpu(2:system)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32772:SVGAConsole)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32773:debugtermlivedump)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32774:logSysAlert)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Ready”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Idle”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Overlap”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% CoStop”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Max Limited”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32775:serialLogger)\% Swap Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32776:tlbflushcount)\% Used”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32776:tlbflushcount)\% Run”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32776:tlbflushcount)\% System”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32776:tlbflushcount)\% Wait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32776:tlbflushcount)\% VmWait”,”\\localhost.shocknetwork.com\Vcpu(2:system:32776:tlbflushcount)\% Ready

It didn’t take long to figure out what it was. Just in case you get the same, here’s how to get around it:

export TERM=xterm
esxtop

That’s it!

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