The VLAN policy allows virtual networks to join physical VLANs.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.
  2. Select the vSphere distributed switch in the inventory pane.
  3. On the Ports tab, right-click the port to modify and select Edit Settings.
  4. Click Policies.
  5. Select the VLAN Type to use.
    Option Action
    None Do not use VLAN.
    VLAN In the VLAN ID field, enter a number between 1 and 4094.
    VLAN Trunking Enter one or more VLAN trunk range.
    Private VLAN Select an available private VLAN to use.
  6. Click OK.