You can examine the structure and components of a vSphere standard switch by using its topology diagram.

About this task

The topology diagram of a standard switch provides a visual representation of the adapters and port groups connected to the switch.

From the diagram you can edit the settings of a selected port group and of a selected adapter.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
  2. On the Manage tab, click Networking, and select Virtual switches.
  3. Select the standard switch from the list.


The diagram appears under the list of virtual switches on the host.