link state up or down for a vmnic interface on ESXi 5.x

To change the link state of the physical interface from the Management Network vmkernel:

Log in to the ESXi 5.0 host using Tech Support Mode with root account privilege.
Change the link status of the uplink vmnic with one of these commands:

esxcli network nic down -n vmnicX
esxcli network nic up -n vmnicX

Where X is the vmnic number (for example,vmnic0)

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