After an upgrade from ESX4.X to ESXi5.0 you notice that when you run the following command via the vMA: "esxcfg-vswif -l" you notice that their are no configure vswif interfaces listed. Why would this be?
The Service Console is no longer available with vSphere 5. All vswif interfaces are removed during the upgrade.
During the upgrade process, vswif interfaces are disable by default, they’ll need to be enable before they will be listed.
The wrong command is being used. "vicfg-vswif -l" is the correct command to display all vswif interfaces.
During the upgrade process all vswif interfaces are migrated to vmk interfaces.