chakoe
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ESX3 and wrong ServiceConsolePort

Hi,

at the initial Setup of an ESX3, I suppose I´ve chosen the wron NIC for the Service Console.

In 2x-Versions of ESX, I were able to run vmkpcidivy -i to change these Settings....does anyone

know how to change the NIC used for Service-Console? I hae to change it by software, because

it is an remote Installation (via ILO2) and im unable to switch the LAN-cables... +

Thx in advance

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osde_info
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  1. esxcfg-nics

esxcfg-nics <options>

-s|--speed <speed> Set the speed of this NIC to one of 10/100/1000/10000.

Requires a NIC parameter.

-d|--duplex <duplex> Set the duplex of this NIC to one of 'full' or 'half'.

Requires a NIC parameter.

-a|--auto Set speed and duplexity automatically. Requires a NIC parameter.

-l|--list Print the list of NICs and their settings.

-r|--restore Restore the nics configured speed/duplex settings (INTERNAL ONLY)

-h|--help Display this message.

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chakoe
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Hi,

1) checked the existing nics -> esxcfg-nics -l -> vmnic 1 is up with 100 Fdx

2) checked the existing vswitches -> esxcfg-vswitch -l -> vswitch0 is existing and usin vmnic0 <---- I think there´s the mistake,right?

3) checked the existing vswif -> esxcfg-vswif -l -> vswif0 exists, ip configured, enabled, no DHCP

Which is the right command to change from vmnic 0 to vmnic 1?

I used the command esxcfg-vswitch -L vmnic1 vswitch0 -> no such virtual switc: vswitch0

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chakoe
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****!!!

Sorry!

Case Sensitive! vswitch0 NO -> vSwitch0 YES

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jhanekom
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well spotted!

Also, you may want to reconsider using a single NIC for the service console. Things have changed a bit since the ESX 2 days (presuming that's where you're coming from) and it's now easy to set-up (and well-supported) to run the service console with two NICs for resiliency.

There are a number of ways to achieve this, and these forums describe a number of them. The "best way" to do so is a hotly contested topic.

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