You can add hosts and physical adapters to a vNetwork Distributed Switch at the vDS level after the vDS is created.

1

In the vSphere Client, select the Networking inventory view and select the vNetwork Distributed Switch.

2

Select Inventory > vNetwork Distributed Switch > Add Host.

3

Select the hosts to add.

4

Under the selected hosts, select the physical adapters to add, and click Next.

You can select physical adapters that are free and in use.

Note

Moving a physical adapter to a vDS without moving any associated virtual adapters can cause those virtual adapters to lose network connectivity.

5

For each virtual adapter, select the Destination port group from the drop-down menu to migrate the virtual adapter to the vDS or select Do not migrate.

6

Click Next.

7

(Optional) Migrate virtual machine networking to the vDS.

a

Select Migrate virtual machine networking.

b

For each virtual machine, select the Destination port group from the drop-down menu or select Do not migrate.

8

Click Next.

9

Review the settings for the vDS, and click Finish.

If you need to make any changes, click Back to the appropriate screen.