Add an external network to register vSphere network resources for vCloud Director to use. You can create organization virtual datacenter networks that connect to an external network.

A vSphere port group is available. If the port group uses VLAN, it can use only a single VLAN. Port groups with VLAN trunking are not supported.

VMware recommends using an auto-expanding static port group.

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Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click External Networks in the left pane.

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Click the Add Network button.

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Select a vCenter server and vSphere network and click Add.

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(Optional) If multiple vCenter servers are listed, select another vCenter server and vSphere network and click Add.

All of the vSphere networks you add must originate on the same type of switch: either DVSwitch or Standard switch. You can select only one vSphere network from each vCenter server.

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When you have finished adding backing vCenter servers and vSphere networks, click Next.

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Type the network settings and click Next.

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Type a name and optional description for the network and click Next.

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Review the network settings and click Finish.

You can now create an organization virtual datacenter network that connects to the external network.