In addition to connecting virtual machines to a distributed switch at the individual virtual machine level, you can migrate a group of virtual machines between a vSphere distributed switch network and a vSphere standard switch network.

Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

1

Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.

2

Right-click the datacenter and select Migrate Virtual Machine Networking.

The Migrate Virtual Machine Networking wizard appears.

3

Select a Source Network to migrate adapters from.

Option

Description

Include all virtual machine network adapters that are connected to the following network (Filter by Network)

Migrates virtual machine network adapters from a particular network. Select the source network from the Network drop-down menu.

Include all virtual machine network adapters that are connected to the following network (Filter by VDS)

Migrates virtual machine network adapters from a network on a particular vSphere distributed switch. To migrate from a network, select Switch and Network from the drop-down menus.

Include all virtual machine network adapters that are not connected to any network

Migrates virtual machine network adapters that are not connected to any network.

4

Select a Destination Network to migrate adapters to.

Option

Description

Filter by Network

Migrates virtual machine network adapters to a particular network. Select the destination network from the Network drop-down menu.

Filter by VDS

Migrates virtual machine network adapters to a network on a particular vSphere Distritubed Switch. To migrate to a network, select Switch and Network from the drop-down menus.

5

Click Next.

6

(Optional) Highlight a virtual machine or adapter to view their details.

7

Select the virtual machines and adapters to migrate to the destination network and click Next.

8

Verify that the source network, destination network, and number of virtual machines to migrate are correct and click OK.