If a host is associated with a distributed switch, you can migrate VMkernel adapters from the distributed to a standard switch.

About this task

For details about creating VMkernel adapters on a vSphere distributed switch, see Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
  2. On the Manage tab, click Networking, and select Virtual switches.
  3. Select the destination standard switch from the list.
  4. Click Migrate a VMkernel adapter.
  5. On the Select VMkernel network adapter page, select the virtual network adapter to migrate to the standard switch from the list.
  6. On the Configure settings page, edit the Network Label and VLAN ID for the network adapter.
  7. Review the migration details on the Ready to complete page and click Finish.

    Click Back to edit settings.