VMware ESXi: A (incomplete) list of host commands Part 5


some more commands…

Capture Network Packets on the a physical interface

pktcap-uw --uplink vmnic0

List all physical nic’s

esxcli network nic list

List kernel interfaces

esxcfg-vmknic -l

Create a n Kernel interface with a specfic MAC and IP Address and add it to a portgroup

esxcfg-vmknic -a -i -n -M 01:12:34:56:78:90 -p PortGroupName 
esxcfg-vmknic -p PortGroupName -6 false

Or with DHCP enabled

esxcfg-vmknic -a -i DHCP -M 01:12:34:56:78:90 -p PortGroupName 

Delete an Kernel interface

esxcfg-vmknic -d -p PortGroupName 

Show routing table

esxcli network ip route ipv4 list

Show arp cache

esxcli network ip neighbor list

List all vSwitches

esxcli network vswitch standard list

Change the physical uplink of an vSwitch

esxcli network vswitch standard uplink remove -u vmnic0 -v vSwitch1
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink add -u vmnic1 -v vSwitch1

Change the uplink priority of the physical adapters

esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup policy failover set -p MyPortgroup --active-uplinks vmnic0 --standby-uplinks vSwitch1

List all portgroups

esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup list

Add a new portgroup at the vSwitch to which the Kernel Interface should connected

esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup add -p "PG vMotion" -v vSwitch0

Set the VLAN id

esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup set --vlan-id 0 -p "PG vMotion"

Add a Kernel interface to the new Portgroup

esxcfg-vmknic –a -i -n "PG vMotion"

or, for example, recreating the vmk0 Kernel Interface

esxcli network ip interface remove --interface-name=vmk0
esxcli network ip interface add --interface-name=vmk0 -p "Management Network" -M 01:12:34:56:78:90
esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set --interface-name=vmk0 --ipv4= --netmask= --type=static

Set Interface as Management Network

esxcli network ip interface tag add -i vmk0 -t Management

Set Default Gateway

esxcfg-route -a default


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