Physical uplinks must be added to a vNetwork Distributed Switch in order for virtual machines and virtual network adapters connected to the vNetwork Distributed Switch to connect to networks outside the hosts on which they reside.

1

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

2

Click the Configuration tab and click Networking.

3

Select the vNetwork Distributed Switch view.

4

Click Manage Physical Adapters.

5

Click Click to Add NIC for the uplink port to add an uplink to.

6

Select the physical adapter to add. If you select an adapter that is attached to another switch, it is removed from that switch and reassigned to this vNetwork Distributed Switch.

7

Click OK.