Configuring virtual machine networking on a blade server requires some special considerations.

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 vSwitch associated with the service console.

4

On the Ports tab, click Add.

5

Select Virtual Machines for the connection type (default).

6

Click Next.

7

In the Port Group Properties group, enter a network label that identifies the port group that you are creating.

Use network labels to identify migration-compatible connections common to two or more hosts.

8

For VLAN ID, enter a number between 1 and 4094.

If you are unsure what to enter, leave this blank or ask your network administrator.

9

Click Next.

10

After you determine that the vSwitch is configured correctly, click Finish.