Edit a standard switch VMkernel network adapter configuration with the vSphere Web Client.

1

Browse to a host in the vSphere Web Client.

2

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

3

Select a standard switch from the list.

4

When the infrastructure of the standard switch appears, click the name of a VMkernel NIC network adapter.

The configuration settings for the VMkernel NIC network adapter appear at the bottom of the screen.

5

Click Edit.

6

On the Port properties page select the check boxes to enable services.

Check box

Description

vMotion

Enable this port group to advertise itself to another host as the network connection through which vMotion traffic should be sent.

Fault Tolerance logging

Enable fault tolerance logging.

Management traffic

Enable the port group for management traffic.

7

On the NIC Settings page, set the MTU for the network adapter.

8

With IPv4 enabled, in the IPv4 settings section select the method by which IP addresses are obtained.

Option

Description

Obtain IP settings automatically

Use DHCP to obtain IP settings.

Use static IP settings

Specify IP settings manually.

Enter the IPv4 IP address and subnet mask for the VMkernel interface.

The VMkernel Default Gateway for IPv4 is automatically set.

The DNS server addresses that were specified during installation are preselected, as is the domain.

9

(Optional) With IPv6 enabled, in the IPv6 settings select an option for obtaining IPv6 addresses.

Note

The IPv6 option does not appear on hosts that do not have IPv6 enabled.

Option

Description

Obtain IPv6 addresses automatically through DHCP

Use DHCP to obtain IPv6 addresses.

Obtain IPv6 addresses automatically through Router Advertisement

Use router advertisement to obtain IPv6 addresses.

Static IPv6 addresses

a

Click Add to add a new IPv6 address.

b

Type the IPv6 address and subnet prefix length, and click OK.

c

To change the VMkernel default gateway, click Edit.

In the Advanced Settings section of IP Settings, remove IPv6 addresses. If the Router Advertisement option is turned on, the removed addresses from this origin might reappear. Removing DHCP addresses on the VMKernel port is not supported. These addresses are removed when the DHCP option is turned off.

10

On the Validate changes page, verify that the changes made to the VMKernel will not disrupt other operations.

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Click OK.