Firewall on esxi 4.1

i have just installed new esxi 4.1 on my HS22 blade,

now i have to check if firewall is enabled..as m unable to ping gatwaye configuerd on my host

pls advcie commnad to be used on esxi 4.1 console to check for servcie status like firewall -enable/disbale/configure  servcie

and am also unable to use trceroute there on my esxi4.1 host..is there any diff commnd we have to use for this ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
there is a limited firewall on ESXi 4.1, but if should not cause any issues or interfere with pings.

can your Management Network obtain an IP Address from DHCP?
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
after installation i have seen that 169 ip [apipa] was there

so is it something have to look into my network/vlan ?

is there something blade zonig we would need here..as its a blade running on chassis

pls also advcie  to check for that firewall part
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
installation of what 169 was there?
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
after esxi installation, found it was apipa ip [169.*.*.*] showing for my host

there was no ip taken form dhcp
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Completely normal to have a Auto Configured IP Address, if no DHCP server present.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
ok, do we have options to chek for firewall config in esxi 4.1 ?

can we do traceroute form esxi 4.1, tried using tracert..but no luck ?

pls also share any doc related to command which we can use on esxi console /putty to check for diff admin tasks related to network/disk/perf etc..-complete command line reference we have for esx/esxi -to use form console/putty
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
pls also share any doc related to command which we can use on esxi console /putty to check for diff admin tasks related to network/disk/perf etc..-complete command line reference we have for esx/esxi -to use form console/putty

please post a new question for this.

ESXi 4.1 has a limited firewall.

PLease explain what is your issue?
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
i need to trceroute on ip form my esxi host and also wanna check if any firewall config is blocking that ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
can you ping the IP Address?
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
getteing rto when trying to ping that ip, so to check how ping request is going and stuck
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
have you tried

traceroute
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
m unable to run traceroute any how form my esxi host
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Traceroute has been removed from the ESXi OS.

here is a replacement

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/02/poor-mans-traceroute-for-esxi.html
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
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