General settings for a vSphere include the distributed switch name and the number of uplink ports on the distributed switch. Advanced settings for a vSphere or a vSphere include Cisco Discovery Protocol and the maximum MTU for the vSphere distributed switch. You can edit the general and advanced settings.

1

Browse to a distributed switch in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

2

Click the Manage tab, and click Settings > Properties.

3

Click Edit.

4

Click General to edit the vSphere distributed switch settings.

Option

Description

Name

Type the name for the distributed switch.

Number of uplinks

Select the number of uplink ports for the distributed switch.

Click Edit Uplink Names to change the names of the uplinks.

Number of ports

The number of ports for this distributed switch. This cannot be edited.

Network I/O Control

Use the drop-down menu to enable or disable Network I/O control.

Description

Add or modify a description of the distributed switch settings.

5

Click Advanced to edit the vSphere distributed switch settings.

Option

Description

MTU (Bytes)

Maximum MTU size for the vSphere distributed switch.

Discovery Protocol

a

Select Cisco Discovery Protocol, Link Layer Discovery Protocol, or disabled from the Type drop-down menu.

b

Set Operation to Listen, Advertise, or Both.

For information about Discovery Protocol, see Switch Discovery Protocol.

Administrator Contact

Type the name and other details of the administrator for the distributed switch.

6

Click OK.