Determine Memory DIMM usage on ESX host without agents

This “occasionally” pops up as a request, the following worked for me:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002404

specifically:

1. putty to ESX host

2. login

3. type “su –“ to elevate your status

4. type “dmidecode | less” and keep pressing space until the info is on screen

It’s worth configuring capture on putty to make this easier, simply enable logging and type “dmidecode” then retrieve the data from the log file.

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