I see no "UP" in the output of "ifconfig vmnic1 " after running "ifconfig vmnic1 down" . However , from vmware side , vmnic1 is not "down" via "./esxcfg-nics -l ". it's useful to disable/enable these nic ports during networking troubleshooting . which way can I disable vmnic ?
problem is , for any ports , set a example of vmnic1 , the output ./esxcfg-nics -l till showes vmnic1 "UP" though i have run the command of "ifconfig vmnic01 down". so how to make nic port "DOWN" using linux or vmware command line ?
it is in hcl HW support list .
Settings for vmnic1:
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Port: Twisted Pair
Supports Wake-on: g
Cannot get message level: Function not implemented
Link detected: yes
which way can I disable vmnic ?
I'm not sure that there is a command to disable a single nic.
In this case I simple remove the nic from the vSwitch.
Move the adapter from active to unused in the NIC teaming properties of the vSwitch. That way the vmnic is not used by the vSwitch anymore.
Alternatively you could remove the vmnic from the vSwitch.
-Arnim van Lieshout
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your standard linux ifconfig in the service console is not going to do anything to a vmnic as thats under the control of the vmkernel. If there is anything is will be in the esxcfg commands (or other vmware specific commands).
vmware services take over almost all network control so that it's no use stopping network service neither . The only way , as far af i know for 3.5 ,is to shutdown the Vm esx host .