After a vSphere distributed switch is created, add hosts and physical adapters to create a virtual network.

1

Right-click a distributed switch in the vSphere Web Client navigator and select Add and Manage Hosts.

2

On the Select hosts page, select Add hosts and click Next.

3

Click Add new hosts.

The select new hosts dialog box opens. Select a host from the list and click OK.

4

Click Next.

5

On the Select physical network adapters page:

a

Select the check box next to each physical network adapter that you want to add to each host and click Assign an uplink.

b

Select an uplink port from the list in the dialog box and click OK.

Your selection appears in the Uplink column. If you do not select an uplink, the uplink is assigned automatically.

c

Click Next.

6

On the Select virtual network adapters page:

a

Select an adapter from the list and click Assign port group.

b

In the dialog box, select a port group and click OK.

You can filter the port group list.

c

Click Next.

7

On the Validate changes page, review the dependencies for the physical and virtual network adapters and click Next.

8

(Optional) On the Select VM network adapters page, select virtual machines or network adapters to migrate to the distributed switch.

a

Select the Migrate Virtual Machine Network check box.

b

Select the virtual machine or network adapters to migrate and click the Assign port group button.

c

Select the destination port group and click OK.

d

Click Next.

9

On the Ready to complete page, review the settings you selected and click Finish.

Use the Back button to change settings before finishing.