You perform network configuration for each ESXi host using the VMware Host Client.

You configure the VLAN ID of the VM Network portgroup on the vSphere Standard Switch. This configuration provides connectivity and common network configuration for virtual machines that reside on each host.

You repeat this procedure for all hosts in the consolidated cluster with the following VLAN IDs.
Table 1. Default VM Network Port Group for the Consolidated Cluster
sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local 1611
sfo01w01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local 1611
sfo01w01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local 1611
sfo01w01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local 1611


  1. Log in to the vSphere host by using the VMware Host Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name root
      Password esxi_root_user_password
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  3. Configure a VLAN for the VM Network port group.
    1. In the Navigator, click Networking.
    2. Click the Port Groups tab, select the VM Network port group, and click Edit Settings.
    3. On the Edit port group - VM Network window, enter 1611 for  VLAN ID, and click Save.