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.

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.

1

Open a command prompt or terminal in the guest operating system.

2

Change to the VMware Tools installation directory.

Operating System

Default Path

Windows

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

Linux and Solaris

/usr/sbin

FreeBSD

/usr/local/sbin

Mac OS X

/Library/Application Support/VMware Tools

3

Type the command to display the status information.

utility-name stat subcommand

Option

Action

utility-name (On Windows)

Use VMwareToolboxCmd.exe.

utility-name (On Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD)

Use vmware-toolbox-cmd.

utility-name (On Mac OS X)

Use vmware-tools-cli.

subcommand

Use hosttime or speed, or, if applicable, one of the subcommands available for virtual machines hosted in a vSphere environment.