You must perform network configuration from the VMware Host Client for a single host. You perform network configuration for the other hosts after the deployment of the vCenter Server.

You configure a vSphere Standard Switch with two port groups:

  • The existing virtual machine port group.
  • VMkernel port group.

This configuration provides connectivity and common network configuration for virtual machines that reside on each host.


  1. Log in to the vSphere host using the VMware Host Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Option Description
      User name root
      Password esxi_root_user_password
  2. Click OK to Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program.
  3. Configure a VLAN for the VM Network port group.
    1. In the Navigator, click Networking, click the Port Groups tab, select the VM Network port group, and click Edit Settings.
    2. On the Edit port group - VM Network window, enter 1711 for VLAN ID, and click Save.