You can migrate an existing virtual or physical adapter from a vSphere standard switch to a vSphere distributed switch. You must do this on a per-host basis.

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Browse to a host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

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Click the Manage tab, and click Networking > Virtual Switches.

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Select a distributed switch from the list that you want to use as the destination for your migration.

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Click Migrate Networking.

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On the Select physical network adapters page, select the check box next to any physical network adapters you want to add to the distributed switch.

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Click the Assign uplink button to assign each physical network adapter an uplink and uplink port group.

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On the Network connectivity page, assign adapters to a destination port group to migrate them.

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Click the Assign port group button to assign port groups to each adapter.

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Review any dependencies that the selected adapters might have.

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On the Virtual machine networking page, select the Migrate Virtual Machine Networking check box.

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Select virtual machines, network adapters, or both, to migrate to the distributed switch. Click Assign port group to assign port groups to selected network adapters and virtual machines.

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Review your migration settings in the Ready to complete section and click Finish.

ClickBack to change any selections.