ESXi vmkping command

This is a post about using the VMKping command on ESXi, something that each time i’m using it i have to double check i have the command correct. (-s & -d are key for me)

Some examples

(1) Basic ping command: vmkping x.x.x.x

(2) Ping command out of a certain vmk interface: vmkping -I vmk1 x.x.x.x

Command to list vmk interfaces: esxcli network ip interface ipv4 get

(3) Ping command out of a certain vmk interface, with a set packet size: vmkping -I x.x.x.x -s 1472

(4) Ping command out of a certain vmk interface, with a set packet size, do not fragment: vmkping -I vmk1 192.x.x.x -s 1472 -d

(5) Ping command out of a certain vmk interface, with a set packet size, do not fragment, set packet count: vmkping -I vmk1 192.x.x.x -s 1472 -d -c 200

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