Add VMkernel adapters for witness traffic to each availability zone's distributed port group.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client.
  2. Click Menu > Networking.
  3. Right-click the witness distributed port group for the first availability zone, for example, AZ1_WTS_PG, and select Add VMkernel Adapters.
  4. Click + Attached Hosts, select the availability zone 1 hosts from the list, and click OK.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Accept the default VMkernel port settings and click Next.
    Note: Do not select any services.
  7. Select Use static IPv4 settings and enter the IP addresses and the subnet mask to use for the witness traffic separation network.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Review your selections and click Finish.
  10. Repeat these steps for the witness distributed port group for the second availability zone.