Verify that the NSX controllers are communicating with ESXi hosts by running the esxcli network ip connection list command.

About this task

Ensures that NSX controllers can reach and communicate with ESXi hosts.

Expected Outcome

The NSX Controllers are connected to the ESXi hosts when the command outputs Established for the NSX Controller IP addresses connected to the netcpa-worker process.


  1. Log in to the ESXi host by using Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH connection to the sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. Run the following command.

    Region of the ESXi Host


    Region A

    esxcli network ip connection list | grep 1234

  3. Verify that NSX controllers IP addresses are connected to the netcpa-worker process with a state of Established.
  4. Repeat the procedure for the remaining ESXi hosts.

What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that the NSX controllers are deployed.

  • Ensure that the Status of NSX controllers is showing as Connected.

  • Ensure that the NSX controllers can ping the ESXi hosts management network IP.

  • Restart the netcpa agent on the ESXi host.