You can assign physical NICs of a host that is associated with a distributed switch to uplink port on the host proxy switch.

1

In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.

2

On the Manage tab, click Networking, and select Virtual switches.

3

Select a distributed switch from the list.

4

Click Manage the physical network adapters.

5

Select a free uplink from the list and click Add adapter.

6

Select a physical NIC and click OK.