Network troubleshooting commands

Some of the commands that can be used for networking troubleshooting include net-dvs, Esxcli network, vicfg-route, vicfg-vmknic, vicfg-dns, vicfg-nics, and vicfg-vswitch.

You can use the net-dvs command to troubleshoot VMware distributed dvSwitches. The command shows all the information regarding the VMware distributed dvSwtich configuration. The net-dvs command reads the information from the /etc/vmware/dvsdata.db file and displays all the data in the console. A vSphere host keeps updating its dvsdata.db file every five minutes.

  1. Connect to a vSphere host using PuTTY.
  2. Enter your user name and password when prompted.
  3. Type the following command in the CLI:
    net-dvs
    
  4. You will see something similar to the following screenshot: ...

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