Virtual machines can be connected to a vNetwork Distributed Switch either by configuring an individual virtual machine NIC or migrating groups of virtual machines from the vNetwork Distributed Switch itself.

Virtual machines are connected to vNetwork Distributed Switches by connecting their associated virtual network adapters to dvPort groups. This can be done either for an individual virtual machine by modifying the virtual machine’s network adapter configuration, or for a group of virtual machines by migrating virtual machines from an existing virtual network to a vNetwork Distributed Switch.