Use the dvPort Group Properties dialog box to configure general dvPort group properties such as the dvPort group name and port group type.

1

In the vSphere Client, display the Networking inventory view and select the dvPort group.

2

From the Inventory menu, select Network > Edit Settings.

3

Select General to edit the following dvPort group properties.

Option

Action

Name

Enter the name for the dvPort group.

Description

Enter a brief description of the dvPort group.

Number of Ports

Enter the number of ports on the dvPort group.

Port binding

Choose when ports are assigned to virtual machines connected to this dvPort group.

Select Static binding to assign a port to a virtual machine when the virtual machine is connected to the dvPort group.

Select Dynamic binding to assign a port to a virtual machine the first time the virtual machine powers on after it is connected to the dvPort group.

Select Ephemeral for no port binding. You can choose ephemeral binding only when connected directly to your ESX/ESXi host.

4

Click OK.