List of Available Host Management Commands
vCLI and ESXCLI Commands lists vCLI host management commands in alphabetical order and the corresponding ESXCLI command if available. For ESXCLI, new commands and namespaces are added with each release. See the Release Notes for the corresponding release for information.
Functionality of DCLI command set that is being added in vSphere 6.0 is different from these commands. They are not included in the table.
vCLI and ESXCLI Commands 
esxcli (new syntax)
resxtop (No ESXCLI equivalent)
See Using resxtop for Performance Monitoring. See the vSphere Resource Management documentation for a detailed reference.
svmotion (No ESXCLI
vicfg-authconfig (No ESXCLI equivalent).
vicfg-cfgbackup (No ESXCLI equivalent), Cannot run against a vCenter Server system.
Sets both the partition (esxcli system coredump partition) and the network (esxcli system coredump network) to use for core dumps. Use this command to set up ESXi Dump Collector.
vicfg-ntp (No ESXCLI equivalent)
Manages the SNMP agent. Managing ESXi SNMP Agents. Using SNMP in a vSphere environment is discussed in detail in the vSphere Monitoring and Performance documentation.
The vCenter Server and Host Management documentation explains how to set up system logs using the vSphere Web Client.
vicfg-user (No ESXCLI equivalent)
The vSphere Security documentation discusses security implications of user management and custom roles.
vifs (No ESXCLI equivalent)
esxcli software vib
You cannot run vihostupdate against ESXi 5.0 and later hosts.
vmkfstools (No ESXCLI equivalent)
vmware-cmd (No ESXCLI equivalent)