When you connect directly to a host or vCenter Server with the vSphere Client, you can view and configure vSphere standard switches. Networking Limitations in the vSphere ClientThe network tasks that you can perform when you connect directly to an ESXi host or vCenter Server system with the vSphere Client are limited. View Networking Information in the vSphere ClientThe vSphere Client shows general networking information and information specific to network adapters. View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere ClientFor each physical network adapter on the host, you can view information such as the speed, duplex, and observed IP ranges. Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard SwitchesvSphere standard switches handle network traffic at the host level in a vSphere deployment. Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed SwitchesWith vSphere distributed switches you can set up and configure networking in a vSphere environment.