The vSphere Client shows general networking information and information specific to network adapters.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the host from the inventory panel.
  2. Click the Configuration tab and click Networking.
  3. (Optional) Choose the type of networking to view.
    Option Description
    vSphere Standard Switch Displays vSphere standard switch networking on the host.
    vSphere Distributed Switch Displays vSphere distributed switch networking on the host.
    The vSphere Distributed Switch option appears only on hosts that are connected to one or more vSphere distributed switches.


Networking information is displayed for each virtual switch on the host.