You can change the configuration for hosts and physical adapters on a vSphere distributed switch after they are added to the distributed switch.

1

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

2

Right-click the distributed switch in the navigator and select Add and Manage Hosts.

3

On the Select tasks page, select a task to perform on the distributed switch and click Next.

Task

Description

Add hosts

Add new hosts to the selected distributed switch.

Migrate host networking

Move networking from a member host to the selected distributed switch.

Remove hosts

Select hosts to remove from the selected distrubuted switch.

Note

If you choose this task, proceed to step 3 and step 9.

Add host and migrate hot networking (advanced)

Add new hosts and migrate networking of member hosts to the selected distributed switch. Use this option to unify the network configuration of new and existing hosts.

4

On the Select host page, select hosts or member hosts for the task and click Next.

5

On the Select physical network adapters page, deselect or select each physical network adapter that you want to add or remove from each host.

6

(Optional) Select each physical network adapter individually and click Assign Uplink.

a

Select an uplink port from the list and click OK.

If you do not select an uplink, the uplink is automatically assigned.

b

Click Next.

7

On the Network connectivity page, select a port group from the list to provide network connectivity and click Assign port group.

a

Select a port group to assign to the distributed switch, or select Do Not Migrate, and click OK.

You can filter the list using the Filter field.

b

Click Next.

8

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

Click Back to change settings.

9

(Optional) On the Virtual machine networking page, if you are migrating virtual machines or network adapters to the selected distributed switch, select the Migrate Virtual Machine Network check box.

a

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

b

Select the destination port group, or select Do not migrate, and click OK.

c

Click Next.

10

Review the settings you selected on the Ready to complete page and click Finish.