Create a service console network adapter on a vNetwork Distributed Switch to handle a host's service console networking on a vDS.

1

Log in to the vSphere Client and select the host from the inventory panel.

2

Click the Configuration tab and click Networking.

3

Select the vNetwork Distributed Switch view.

4

Click Manage Virtual Adapters.

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Click Add.

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Select New virtual adapter, and click Next.

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Select Service Console and click Next.

8

Choose a dvPort or dvPort group connection for the virtual adapter.

Option

Description

Select a port group

Choose the dvPort group for the virtual adapter to connect to from the drop-down menu.

Select port

Choose the dvPort for the virtual adapter to connect to from the drop-down menu.

9

Enter the IP address and subnet mask, or select Obtain IP setting automatically.

10

(Optional) Click Edit to set the service console default gateway.

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Click Next.

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Click Finish.