Set the maximum number of ports on a host to limit the number of distributed ports that can exist on one or more hosts associated with a vSphere distributed switch.

1

Browse to a host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

2

Click the Manage tab, and select Networking > Virtual Switches

3

Select a distributed switch from the list.

4

Click Update the maximum number of distributed ports on this host.

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Use the up and down arrows to set the maximum number of ports for the host and click OK.

If you are changing the maximum number of ports for a host after the host is added to the distributed switch, you must restart the host before the new maximum takes effect.