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Change link state of physical interface on vSphere 5

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How to change the link state of physical interface on vSphere 5

VMware change the link state of physical interface on vSphere 5

Change the link state from the Management Network vmkernel:

Log in to the ESXi 5.0 host using Tech Support Mode with root account privilege.
Change the link state of the uplink vmnic with one of these commands:

esxcli network nic down -n vmnicX
esxcli network nic up -n vmnicX

Where X is the vmnic number (for example vmnic0, vmnic1 …)

All Done.

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