Remove unused primary 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 the primary private VLAN to remove.
  5. Click Remove under Primary Private VLAN ID, and click OK.
    Removing a primary private VLAN also removes all associated secondary private VLANs.