Running ESXCLI Commands in the ESXi Shell
ESXCLI commands in the ESXi Shell are fully supported unless they are marked as internal in the online help.
The ESXi Shell is disabled by default. You must enable the ESXi Shell before you can run commands in the shell. See ESXi Shell Access with the Direct Console.
To run an ESXCLI command in the shell
esxcli storage nfs list
You can use --help at any level of esxcli for help on available namespaces, commands, or options.