Remove unused secondary private VLANs from the networking inventory view of the vSphere Client.


  • Open a vSphere Client connection to a vCenter Server.
  • Verify that you have sufficient permissions to edit a distributed switch.
  • Before removing a private VLAN, be sure that no port groups are configured to use it.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.
  2. Right-click the vSphere distributed switch in the inventory pane, and select Edit Settings.
  3. Select the Private VLAN tab.
  4. Select a primary private VLAN to display its associated secondary private VLANs.
  5. Select the secondary private VLAN to remove.
  6. Click Remove under Secondary Private VLAN ID, and click OK.