We recently migrated our entire VMware cluster from ESX over to ESXi. For the most part, the transition was seamless, and I haven't missed having access to the SC. Until now.
We're trying to diagnose some odd unicast flooding behavior that's happening during vMotions, and we suspect that the cause may be related to a discrepancy between switchgear CAM table cache expiry and the ARP table expiry on each ESXi host. As such, I've been trying to figure out how to view and clear the ARP table in ESXi.
On ESX (with the full SC), this would have been a cinch - just ssh in and run an
arp -a. Unfortunately the neutered shell within ESXi doesn't include the ARP command, and I have not been able to find a single piece of documentation on this within VMware's KB.
I do have a support request in with VMware on this (going on 30 hours without an answer), but figured I'd toss it over here first to see if anyone has ideas. Thanks!