For each physical network adapter on the host, you can view information such as the speed, duplex, and observed IP ranges.

1

Browse to a host in the vSphere Web Client.

2

Click the Manage tab, and select Networking > Virtual adapters or Physical adapters to view adapter information.

The Virtual adapters table shows the following information.

Option

Description

Device

Name of the virtual network adapter.

Network Label

Name of the network to which the virtual network adapter is connected.

Switch

vSphere standard or distributed switch with which the virtual network adapter is associated.

vMotion

Status of vMotion on the virtual network adapter.

FT Logging

Status of FT Logging on the virtual network adapter.

Management Traffic

Status of Management Traffic on the virtual network adapter.

When you click on a virtual adapter in the list, more information about the network adapter is shown at the bottom of the screen. Select a tab to view more information about the virtual adapter.

Tab

Description

All

Displays all configuration information for the virtual adapter.

Properties

Displays all properties set for the virtual adapter.

IP Settings

Displays all IPv4 and IPv6 settings for the virtual adapter. IPv6 information is not displayed if IPv6 has not been enabled on the host.

Policies

Displays all configured policies for the virtual adapter.

The Physical adapters table shows the following information.

Option

Description

Device

Name of the physical network adapter.

Actual Speed

Actual speed and duplex of the network adapter.

Configured Speed

Configured speed and duplex of the network adapter.

Switch

vSphere standard or distributed switch the network adapter is associated with.

MAC address

MAC address associated with the network adapter.

Observed IP ranges

IP addresses the network adapter is likely to have access to.

Wake on LAN Supported

Network adapters ability to support Wake on the LAN.

When you click on a physical adapter in the list, more information about the network adapter is shown at the bottom of the screen. Use the tabs to view specific information about the adapter.

Tab

Description

All

Displays all configuration information for the physical adapter.

Properties

Displays all properties set for the physical adapter.

CDP

Displays the Cisco Discovery Protocol configuration for the physical adapter.

LLDP

Displays the Link Layer DIscovery Protocol configuration for the physical adapter.