To check for for teaming status on physical nics on my blade running esxi 4.1.

have to check for teaming status on physical nics on my blade running esxi 4.1..

in windows i can check,but not sure how to check in esxi console ?

how to traceroure an ip form esxi host tracert/traceroure not working ??
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It would seem traceroute is missing from ESXi 4.1, this is normal, see here for an alternative script, which will do the same, written in python

you have two nics connected to a vSwitch0.

default teaming policy on ESXi, will team the nics.

e.g. if you put two nics on a vSwitch, that is teaming.

whether it's two seperate phsyical cards, or the same card, it's still teaming on the same card.

it would be better to have two seperate cards, teamed, than using both ports on the same card.

if you want to specify a nic teaming policy for a vSwitch remotely this is how you do it, using the following commands

For example, to set the NIC teaming policy to route based on IP hash, run the command:

[root@host ~]# vimsh -n -e "hostsvc/net/vswitch_setpolicy --nicteaming-policy loadbalance_ip vSwitch0"

to check the policy type

vim-cmd hostsvc/net/vswitch_setpolicy --nicteaming-policy policy vSwitch

see also here for details
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Use the traceroute command

e.g. traceroute

esxcfg-nics -l
 this will list your nics.

esxcfg-vswitch -l
this will list vSwitches with uplinks
patronAuthor Commented:
no such command found like traceroute  or tracert..pls advice where i have to look further for my esxi 4.1 ?

and other are commands i can use, is there any way to check for teaming status on my esxi 4.1 host,like we check in windows ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
please use the commands above.

upload the output here.
patronAuthor Commented:
Please find attached sheet for command output and advice what to use for traceroute an ip ?

also need to make sure that physical  nic team teaming  is configured as given in another snap for New Teaming -it should be b/w 2 physical nics not b/w 2 ports on same nic

Please advcie  how to check/verify and configure it.

I have 2 physical nics on my esxi host with dual port and looking for teaming b/w 2 diff nics only
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
your traceroute command is missing from your installation.

there are only two nics listed by the esxcfg-nics command

vmnic0 and vmnic1

if you diagram you have four nics.

you cannot team as you want with only 2 nics.

insert another nic.
patronAuthor Commented:
how can we get that traceroute back in esxi..please advice, is re installation or repair  

actually issue with my esxi is, m unable to get this in network even configured multiple vlan on chassis swicth ? just to troubleshoot whether issue is with or config/blade chassis/network?
please advice if any more options we can try?

and what if i have 2 nic , each have 2 given in snap?

cant we configure teaming on 2 physical nics here,because i remember it would need only 2 nics for teaming
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
1. Re-install ESXi.

2. Your nics are both connected to vSwitch0, so are currently probably teamed. You have added two nics to a vSwitch0, so they are teamed.
patronAuthor Commented:
my concern is how to verify if nics given in switch are teamed as given in another snap fo new teaming -b/w 2 nics.Not b/w 2 ports on each nic
patronAuthor Commented:
Thanks,have to check for options we can set here
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