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


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


Click the Configuration tab and click Networking.


Select the vNetwork Distributed Switch view.


Click Manage Virtual Adapters.


Select the VMkernel adapter to modify and click Edit.


Under Network Connection, select the vNetwork Distributed Switch and the associated port group, or select the standalone port to which to add this virtual adapter.


Select Use this virtual adapter for VMotion to enable this port group to advertise itself to another ESXi 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 ESXi host. If this property is not enabled for any port group, migration with VMotion to this host is not possible.


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


Choose whether to Use this virtual adapter for management traffic, and click Next.


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


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

On the DNS Configuration tab, the name of the host is entered by default. The DNS server addresses and domain that were specified during installation are also preselected.


Click OK.