Changing the VLAN ID of a ESX Service Console from the Command Line

This is just a quick note to describe how you can easily change the vlan ID of the service console in ESX.

To remove the vlan id completely, just set it to 0 (in case you have set it by accident on an access port)

esxcfg-vswitch vSwitch0 -v 0 -p “Service Console”

To set a vlan id on the service console (in case you forgot to define this during the installation)

esxcfg-vswitch vSwitch0 -v X -p “Service Console” (enter the vlan number where X is)

Of course make sure to check which vSwitch the Service Console is on (and the name of the Service Console) with esxcfg-vswitch -l

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