Use the Import function to create a distributed port group from a configuration file. Any existing distributed port groups are converted to conform to the settings in the configuration file.

This functionality is available only with the vSphere Web Client 5.1 or later. However, you can export settings from any version of distributed port if you use the vSphere Web Client 5.1 or later.


Browse to a distributed switch in the vSphere Web Client navigator.


Right-click the distributed switch in the navigator and select All vCenter Actions > Import Distributed Port Group.


Browse to the location of your saved configuration file and click Next.

You can use a distributed port group configuration file, or a distributed switch configuration file. However, you can use a file containing both distributed switch and distribute port group configurations only if the file contains settings for a single port group. If multiple port group settings are saved in the distributed switch configuration file, you must choose a different file.


Review the import settings in the before completing the import.


Click Finish.