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VMware vSphere Troubleshooting by Muhammad Zeeshan Munir

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Troubleshooting VMkernel interfaces

In this section, we will see how to troubleshoot VMkernel interfaces. A VMkernel interface is a networking interface used in VMware infrastructure for Fault Tolerance, vMotion and IP storage. In vSphere hosts VMkernel interface is responsible for handling vMotion, network connectivity and IP storage. In this section we will see how to troubleshoot VMkernel interfaces using the following commands:

  • Confirm VLAN tagging
  • Ping to check connectivity
  • Vicfg-vmknic
  • Escli network ip interface for local configuration
  • Escli network ip interface list
  • Add or remove
  • Set
  • Escli network ip interface ipv4 get

You should know how to use these commands to test if everything is working. You should be able to ping to ensure connectivity exists. ...

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