To facilitate easy migration if shell scripts that use esxcfg- commands, the vCLI package includes a copy of each vicfg- command that uses an esxcfg prefix.

Important

You should use ESXCLI or the vCLI commands with the vicfg prefix. Commands with the esxcfg prefix are available mainly for compatibility reasons and are now obsolete. vCLI esxcfg- commands are equivalent to vicfg- commands, but not completely equivalent to the deprecated esxcfg- service console commands.

The Following table lists all vCLI vicfg- commands for which a vCLI command with an esxcfg prefix is available.

Command with vicfg Prefix

Command with esxcfg Prefix

vicfg-advcfg

esxcfg-advcfg

vicfg-cfgbackup

esxcfg-cfgbackup

vicfg-dns

esxcfg-dns

vicfg-dumppart

esxcfg-dumppart

vicfg-module

esxcfg-module

vicfg-mpath

esxcfg-mpath

vicfg-nas

esxcfg-nas

vicfg-nics

esxcfg-nics

vicfg-ntp

esxcfg-ntp

vicfg-rescan

esxcfg-rescan

vicfg-route

esxcfg-route

vicfg-scsidevs

esxcfg-scsidevs

vicfg-snmp

esxcfg-snmp

vicfg-syslog

esxcfg-syslog

vicfg-vmknic

esxcfg-vmknic

vicfg-volume

esxcfg-volume

vicfg-vswitch

esxcfg-vswitch