Tag: esxcfg

  • ESX Commands – Summary

    It took just about a year. Which shows I need more consistency with my blog (should have been about 1 month). I finally finished a brief explanation of each esxcfg command. My little self study for the VCDX, this is in no way exhaustive. Make sure to check out other great resources out there: Simon […]

  • ESX Commands: esxcfg-vswif

    The esxcfg-vswif command allows you to create and modify Service Console ports and their IP information. Many times I have to change stuff after the install process is complete and the only place is via the direct service console because network communication is not possible. This usually happens when the network team changes a vlan […]

  • ESX Commands: esxcfg-vmknic

    You need to have VMkernel ports to do VMotion, Software iSCSI and Fault Tolerance. These ports can be easy to create and manage from the command line. I generally can be found adding them for vSphere iSCSI. I especially use the cli for tasks that are repeated over and over. Creating multiple ports per ESX […]

  • ESX Commands: esxcfg-vswitch

    This is a command I use the most often. It is big when I configure Equalogic and MPIO in vSphere. Additionally, many times I show up on site and the network is not configured prior to my arrival. Even if I sent all the configs ahead of time. People like to wait until the last […]

  • ESX Commands esxcfg-nics

    I have been missing for a couple weeks again, which means we have been busy doing VMware installs and that is a good thing. Next command in the order is esxcfg-nics. From the command line you can get some good information about the physical nics on your host. Additionally for troubleshooting purposes or configuration you […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-nas

    esxcfg-nas Standard use of this command is to add or list your NFS mounts. List: esxcfg-nas –l Add: esxcfg-nas –a –o <host> -s <share> <name> Not much more I can say. A little more detail here: http://b2v.co.uk/b2vguide2vmware3.htm A thread in the communities about a problem someone had where the nfsclient wasn’t loaded: http://communities.vmware.com/message/864559 So go […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-mpath

    It has been almost 1 year since I started looking at the esxcfg-* commands. It initially came as a look at the first part of the Enterprise Administration Exam’s Blueprint very first bullet point. In that post I talked about using esxcfg-mpath to identify which luns are fiber, iSCSI, NFS or local. Today lets look […]

  • Rescan All Hba’s Where are you?

    So I was updating some of my blog posts on the esxcfg-* commands with any changes in ESX 4. I wrote earlier I did not know much about the esxcfg-advcfg command. Since writing that post at the end of 2008, I found Duncan Epping used esxcfg-advcfg in 3.5 to set the option rescan all the […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-module

    After the last two entries being somewhat boring and not useful at least in my opinion. I am glad this command has a little more to it. [root@esx1 root]# esxcfg-module -hUsage: esxcfg-module -g–get-options Get the options for a given module and whether it is loaded on boot. -s–set-options Set the options for a given module. […]

  • ESX Commands – esxcfg-linuxnet

    The guide from VMware.com says esxcfg-linuxnetConverts vswif to eth when booting ESX Server into service-console-only mode rather than into ESX mode. This command is used for the bootstrap process and is intended for VMware Technical Support use only. You should not issue this command unless instructed to do so by a VMware Technical Support representative.There […]