The top VMware ESX commands and ESXi commands
These VMware ESX and ESXi commands can be run with the ESX service console (locally or remotely using Secure Shell) or with RCLI (in VMware Infrastructure 3) and vSphere CLI (in vSphere). With the RCLI and vSphere CLI, note that many of the commands have been renamed to vicfg- instead of esxcfg- (i.e., esxcfg-nics.pl and vicfg-nics.pl). Both commands perform the same function, but VMware is trying to migrate from esxcfg- to vicfg-.