You can create a custom TCP/IP stack on a host to forward networking traffic through a custom application.


  1. Open an SSH connection to the host.
  2. Log in as the root user.
  3. Run the vSphere CLI command.
     esxcli network ip netstack add -N="stack_name"


The custom TCP/IP stack is created on the host. You can assign VMkernel adapters to the stack.