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VMware NSX Notes - Check VIB, Kernel module, and Services for NSX in ESXi Hosts
By Pranay Jha | May 27, 2019 | In Articles | Total Views [ 1243 ]
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Make sure that host is prepared for NSX, else you won’t be able to see any kernel module related to NSX. Go to NSX Management interface and Click on Host Preparation tab to prepare the hosts.

Login to any ESXi Host which has been completed as Host Preparation task. Type below commands


[root@sa-esxi-01:~] esxcli software vib list | grep nsx

esx-nsxv                       6.5.0-0.0.7563456                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2019-05-27



[root@sa-esxi-01:~] vmkload_mod -l | grep nsx

nsx-dvfilter-switch-security3    132

nsx-traceflow            3    32

nsx-bfd                  1    28

nsx-core                 3    12

nsx-vdl2                 1    456

nsx-vdrb                 0    356

nsx-vsip                 13   928

nsx-operations           0    16

nsx-dvfilterUser         0    24



[root@sa-esxi-01:~] cd /etc/init.d

[root@sa-esxi-01:/etc/init.d] ls

DCUI                            netcpad                         usbarbitrator

ESXShell                        nfcd                            vShield-Protocol-Introspection

SSH                             nfsgssd                         vShield-Stateful-Firewall (vsfwd)

cdp                             nscd                            vit_loader

clomd                           nsxv-vib                        vitd

cmmdsTimeMachine                ntpd                            vmfstraced

cmmdsd                          osfsd                           vmsyslogd

dcbd                            pcscd                           vmtoolsd

ddecomd                         pktcap-agentd                   vobd

epd                             rabbitmqproxy                   vpxa

esxui                           rhttpproxy                      vsanObserver

hostd                           sdrsInjector                    vsandevicemonitord

hostdCgiServer                  sensord                         vsanmgmtd

iofilterd-spm                   sfcbd-watchdog                  vsantraced

iofilterd-vmwarevmcrypt         slpd                            vsanvpd

iofiltervpd                     smartd                          vvold

lacp                            snmpd                           wsman

lbtd                            storageRM                       xorg

lwsmd                           swapobjd

memscrubd                       upitd

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