December 31

ESXi: Esxcfg-vswitch Commands

Delete a Port Group:
esxcfg-vswitch -D “Service Console” vSwitch1

Add a nic (vmnic2) to a vswitch (vswitch1):
esxcfg-vswitch -L vmnic2 vswitch1

Remove a pnic (vmnic3) from a vswitch (vswitch0):
esxcfg-vswitch -U vmnic3 vswitch0

Create a portgroup (VM Network3) on a vswitch (vswitch1):
esxcfg-vswitch -A “VM Network 3” vSwitch1

Assign a VLAN ID (3) to a portgroup (VM Network 3) on a vswitch (vswitch1):
esxcfg-vswitch -v 3 -p “VM Network 3” vSwitch1

Change your Service Console (vswif0) IP and Subnet Mask:
esxcfg-vswif -i -n vswif0

Add a Service Console (vswif0):
esxcfg-vswif -a vswif0 -p “Service Console” -i -n

Add Vlan to a Port Group:
esxcfg-vswitch “vSwitch name” -p “portgroup name” -v “vlan ID”

List the existing config so you can get your vswitch and portgroup name:
esxcfg-vswitch -l

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Posted December 31, 2021 by Timothy Conrad in category "Virtualization

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