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Juan Manuel Rey

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Like we found before for netstat there is no arp command available from within ESXi Tech Support Mode, so how can you list the ARP table entries if you need to? Or how can you do it remotely either with vCLI or PowerCLI?

In this quick post I’ll show you the different ways to list the ARP table entries of an ESXi server, as always both for ESXi 4 and ESXi 5.

Tech Support Mode

From ESXi Tech Support Modewe need to relay in esxcli.

ESXi 4

ESXi 5


Again we need esxcli in order to get the ARP table.


In this case we are going to use esxcli but trough the Get-EsxCli cmdlet. First we retrieve the esxcli instance and then we get the ARP table list.

ESXi 4

ESXi 5