restore lost management interface in esx

moving from vss to vds?
got lost along the way?

you can restore management connectivity to your hypervisor like so:


# show interfaces
esxcli network ip interface list

# list current vswitch configuration
esxcli network vswitch standard list

#delete non functional interfaces
esxcli network ip interface remove --interface-name=vmkX

#list vds, get the dvPort for the vmnic
esxcli network vswitch dvs vmware list
# delete the nics from vds
esxcfg-vswitch -Q vmnic -V dvPort_ID_of_vmnic dvSwitch

#remove nic from vss
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink remove --uplink-name=vmnic --vswitch-name=vSwitch

#create vswitch
esxcli network vswitch standard add --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#add vmnic to switch
esxcli network vswitch standard uplink ad --uplink-name=vmnicX --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#create portgroup
esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup add --portgroup-name=MYportgroup --vswitch-name=vSwitchX
#create vmk and add to portgroup
esxcli network ip interface add --interface-name=vmkX --portgroup-name=MYportgroup
esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set --interface-name=vmkX --ipv4=ipaddress --netmask=netmask --type=static
#set vlan id
esxcli network vswitch standard portgroup set -p MYportgroup --vlan-id VLAN#

once that’s done you can reattach to vCentre Server.

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