A vSphere standard switch serves as a container for port configurations that use a common set of network adapters, including sets that contain no network adapters at all. Each virtual switch provides a finite number of ports through which virtual machines and network services can reach one or more networks.

1

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

2

Click the Configuration tab and click Networking.

3

On the right side of the page, click Properties for the standard switch that you want to edit.

4

Click the Ports tab.

5

Select the standard switch item in the Configuration list, and click Edit.

6

Click the General tab.

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Choose the number of ports that you want to use from the drop-down menu.

8

Click OK.

Changes will not take effect until the system is restarted.