Use the restore option to reset the configuration of an existing distributed port group to the settings in a configuration file.

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


Locate a distributed port group in the vSphere Web Client.


To locate a distributed port group, select a distributed switch and click Related Objects.


Click Distributed Port Group and select a distributed port group from the list.


Right-click the distributed port group in the navigator and select All vCenter Actions > Restore Configuration.


Select one of the following and click Next:

Restore to a previous configuration to restore your port group configuration to a previous snapshot of the port group.

Restore configuration from a file lets you browse for a configuration file to use. You can choose a distributed switch configuration file to use here as long as it contains configuration information for the selected port group.


Review the summary information for the restore.

Restoring a distributed port group will overwrite the settings of the current distributed port group. It will not delete existing port groups that are not part of the configuration file.


Click Finish.