VMWARE ESXI VCENTER: Cannot find esxcli

Using Putty to open SSH to the VCenter Appliance and get the Command>  prompt however trying to issue any esxcli commands result in Unknown command:  esxcli

What is the secret?
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Lance McGrewRETIREDAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's no secret.

esxcli is an ESXi Host Server command.

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Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Okay, so what would be an example of a command line to check status of vcenter firewall?
Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Better yet, for what I am trying to do, how can I temporarily disable the vcenter firewall?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You do the changes to the firewall, via System Configuration on the Web Client.

see here

https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vcsa.doc%2FGUID-B37E5402-80B4-4846-B561-BF74500C99D8.html
compdigit44Commented:
If you type in esxcli -- help you can start working your why through all of the available options available through escli
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