You can edit the properties of an existing VMkernel adapter on a vNetwork Distributed Switch from the associated host.

1

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

2

Click the Configuration tab and click Networking.

3

Select the vNetwork Distributed Switch view.

4

Click Manage Virtual Adapters.

5

Select the VMkernel adapter to modify and click Edit.

6

Choose a dvPort or dvPort group connection for the virtual adapter.

Option

Description

Select a port group

Choose the dvPort group for the virtual adapter to connect to from the drop-down menu.

Select port

Choose the dvPort for the virtual adapter to connect to from the drop-down menu.

7

Select Use this virtual adapter for vMotion to enable this port group to advertise itself to another ESX host as the network connection where vMotion traffic is sent.

You can enable this property for only one vMotion and IP storage port group for each ESX host. If this property is not enabled for any port group, migration with vMotion to this host is not possible.

8

Choose whether to Use this virtual adapter for fault tolerance logging.

9

Under IP Settings, specify the IP address and subnet mask, or select Obtain IP settings automatically.

10

Click Edit to set the VMkernel default gateway for VMkernel services, such as vMotion, NAS, and iSCSI.

11

Click OK.