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Unable to rename or delete a VMkernel portgroup after upgrading ESX (1003933)

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  • After upgrading ESX, the VMkernel portgroup is changed and cannot be renamed or deleted.
  • In the VMware Infrastructure Client shows the portgroup as a VMM Network instead of VMkernel port.


To work around this issue:
  1. Run these commands to enable and delete the VMkernel port:   

    esxcfg-vmknic -e  <portgroup name>
    esxcfg-vmknic -d  <portgroup name>

  2. Run this command to remove the portgroup from the virtual switch:   

    esxcfg-vswitch -D <portgroup name> vSwitchX

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