What are two methods to verify the configuration?

An iSCSI array is being added to a vSphere5 implementation. An administrator wants to verify that all IP storage VMkernel interfaces are configured for jumbo frames.

What are two methods to verify the configuration? (Choose two)

Run the esxcli network IP interface list command

Run the esxcfg-vswitch -l command

View the VMKernel interface properties in the vSphere Client

View the Network Adapter properties in the vSphere Client

Page 39 of vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf

3 Comments on “What are two methods to verify the configuration?

  1. Jeff Ray says:

    Incorrect, I just logged into vMA and added a server by IP as the target and ran esxcfg-vswitch -l and it reports all the relevant information. Dell Equallogic’s setup documentation says the exact same thing when you are configuring kernel ports for Jumbo Frame support.

  2. andi says:

    But esxcfg commands are deprecated and will not be supported in future versions. esxcli are the currently supported commands and more than likely what they would be looking for as the correct answer

    esxcfg- commands (deprecated)
    Set of commands for managing many aspects of vSphere. Most esxcfg- commands available in the ESX 4.x service console are available in the ESXi Shell but are deprecated in ESXi 5.0 and will be removed in a future release.
    Use ESXCLI commands instead of esxcfg- commands. If no ESXCLI command exists, use the vicfg- commands in the vCLI command set. (pg 5)
    You can retrieve that information by using ESXCLI commands.
    esxcli network ip interface list (Pg 12)

    reference : pg 5 and pg 12 of the vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-management-for-service-console-users.pdf

  3. HE says:

    the answer is correct:

    5.To display a list of VMkernel interfaces, and to check that the configuration of the Jumbo Frame‐enabled interface is correct:

    ◦Run this command for ESX 3.5 and ESX/ESXi 4.x:

    # esxcfg-vmknic -l

    ◦Run this command for ESXi 5.x:

    # esxcli network ip interface list

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