For each host associated with a vSphere distributed switch, you must assign at least one physical network adapter, or uplink, to the vSphere distributed switch.

1

Browse to a host in the vSphere Web Client.

2

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

3

Select a distributed switch to add an uplink to from the list.

4

Click Manage the physical network adapters.

5

Click Add.

6

Select a network adapter from the list and select the Uplink port to assign it to from the drop-down menu.

The selected adapter appears in the Uplink ports list.

7

(Optional) Use the tabs to view information about the uplink.

Tab

Description

All

Displays all configuration information for the uplink.

Properties

Displays all configured properties for the uplink.

CDP

Displays the configuration for Cisco Discovery Protocol for the uplink.

LLDP

Displays the configuration for Link Layer Discovery Protocol for the uplink.

8

(Optional) Select a vmnic and click Remove to remove a vmnic from an uplink.

9

Click OK.