A vNetwork Distributed Switch version 4.0 can be upgraded to version 4.1, enabling the vDS to take advantage of features available only in the later version.


In the vSphere Client, select the Networking inventory view and select the vNetwork Distributed Switch.


On the Summary tab, next to Version, select Upgrade.

The upgrade wizard details the features available to the upgraded vDS that are not available to the earlier version.


Click Next.

The upgrade wizard lists the hosts associated with this vDS and whether or not they are compatible with the upgraded vDS version. You can proceed with the upgrade only if all hosts are compatible wit the new vDS version.

Next to each incompatible host, the upgrade wizard lists the reason for the incompatibility.


Click Next.


Verify that the upgrade information listed is correct, and click Finish.