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ESXI network commands in shell

Hello,

I just noticed that I can't use usual network commands such as ifconfig, in ESXI shell. But I need to configure network properties and edit routing table of esxi server, I just found a list of commands like thi :

But is it possible to activate normal network commands in ESXI shell enviroment? and if it is not possible can you tell me where can I find the whole list of commands and their equivalent commands in esxi ?

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Samcer
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Hi, you can't use linux command to manage ESXi configuration.

You may use esxcgf* commands which are going to be dismissed or esxcli.

Useful info may be found in:

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html (bottom of the page)

and

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.vma.doc_50/vima_Preface.html

My 2 cents

Sam

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