New ESXCLI Commands in vSphere 7.0

In ESXi 7 / vSphere 7.0 the command line interface esxcli has been extended with new features.

For reference ESXCLI full commands list for ESXi 7.0.

Here is list with new and extended namespaces:

NEW ESXi 7.0 ESXCLI Command Reference

Command groupsCMDDescription
daemon controlrestart Restart the daemons for the specified solution ID.
daemon controlstart Start the daemons for the specified solution ID.
daemon controlstop Stop the daemons for the specified DSDK built solution.
daemon infoget Get running daemon status for the specified solution ID.
daemon infolist List the installed DSDK built daemons.
hardware pci pcipassthrulist Display PCI device passthru configuration.
hardware pci pcipassthruset Configure PCI device for passthrough.
network nic attachmentadd Attach one uplink as a branch to a trunk uplink with specified VLAN ID.
network nic attachmentlist Show uplink attachment information.
network nic attachmentremove Detach a branch uplink from its trunk.
network nic dcb statusget Get the DCB information for a NIC.
network nic hwCap activatedlist List activated hardware capabilities of physical NICs.
network nic hwCap supportedlist List supported hardware capabilities of physical NICs.
nvme adapterlist List all NVMe adapters.
nvme controlleridentify Get NVMe Identify Controller data.
nvme controllerlist List all NVMe controllers.
nvme fabricsconnect Connect to an NVMe controller on a specified target through an adapter.
nvme fabrics connectiondelete Delete persistent NVMe over Fabrics connection entries. Reboot required for settings to take effect.
nvme fabrics connectionlist List all persistent NVMe over Fabrics connection entries.
nvme fabricsdisable Disable NVMe over Fabrics for a transport protocol.
nvme fabricsdisconnect Disconnect a specified NVMe controller on the specified NVMe adapter.
nvme fabricsdiscover Discover NVMe controllers on the specified target port through the specified NVMe adapter and list all of them.
nvme fabricsenable Enable NVMe over Fabrics for a transport protocol.
nvme infoget Get NVMe host information.
nvme namespaceidentify Get NVMe Identify Namespace data.
nvme namespacelist List all NVMe namespaces.
rdma iser paramsset Change iSER kernel driver settings.
software addonget Display the installed Addon on the host.
softwareapply Applies a complete image with a software spec that specifies base image, addon and components to install on the host.
software baseimageget Display the installed baseimage on the host.
software componentapply Installs Component packages from a depot. Components may be installed, upgraded. WARNING: If your installation requires a reboot, you need to disable HA first.
software componentget Displays detailed information about one or more installed Components
software componentlist Lists the installed Component packages
software componentremove Removes components from the host. WARNING: If your installation requires a reboot, you need to disable HA first.
software component signatureverify Verifies the signatures of installed Components and displays the name, version, vendor, acceptance level and the result of signature verification for each of them.
software component viblist List VIBs in an installed Component.
software sources addonget Display details about Addons in the depots.
software sources addonlist List all Addons in the depots.
software sources baseimageget Display details about a Base Image from the depot.
software sources baseimagelist List all the Base Images in a depot.
software sources componentget Displays detailed information about one or more Components in the depot
software sources componentlist List all the Components from depots.
software sources component viblist List VIB packages in the specified Component in a depot.
storage core device smart daemonstart Enable smartd.
storage core device smart daemon statusget Get status of smartd.
storage core device smart daemonstop Disable smartd.
storage core device smart statusget Get status of SMART stats on a device.
storage core device smart statusset Enable or disable SMART stats gathering on a device.
system ntp configget Display Network Time Protocol configuration.
system ntpget Display Network Time Protocol configuration
system ntpset Configures the ESX Network Time Protocol agent.
system ptpget Display Precision Time Protocol configuration
system ptpset Configures the ESX Precision Time Protocol agent.
system ptp statsget Report operational state of Precision Time Protocol Daemon
vm appinfoget Get the state of appinfo component on the ESXi host.
vm appinfoset Modify the appinfo component on the ESXi host.
vsan network securityget Get vSAN network security configurations.
vsan network securityset Configure vSAN network security settings.
The ESXCLI command set allows you to run common system administration commands against vSphere systems from an administration server of your choice. The actual list of commands depends on the system that you are running on. Run esxcli --help for a list of commands on your system.

For reference ESXCLI full commands list for ESXi 6.x.

Author: Daniel Micanek

Senior Service Architect, SAP Platform Services Team at TietoEVRY | vExpert ⭐⭐ | VCIX-DCV 2021 | VCAP-NV Design 2020 | VCAP-DCV Design 2021 | VCAP-DCV Deploy 6 | VCP-DCV 2020 | VCP-NV 2020 | NCIE-DP | OCP | Azure Solutions Architect