You can change the configuration for hosts and physical adapters on a vSphere distributed switch after they are added to the distributed switch.


  • Open a vSphere Client connection to a vCenter Server.
  • Verify that you have sufficient permissions to edit a distributed switch.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.
  2. Right-click the distributed switch and select Manage Hosts.
  3. Select the hosts to manage and click Next.
  4. Select the physical adapters to add, deselect the physical adapters to remove, and click Next.
  5. For each virtual adapter, select the Destination port group from the drop-down menu to migrate the virtual adapter to the distributed switch or select Do not migrate.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Migrate virtual machine networking to the vSphere distributed switch.
    1. Select Migrate virtual machine networking.
    2. For each virtual machine, select the Destination port group from the drop-down menu or select Do not migrate.
  8. Click Next.
  9. (Optional) If you need to make any changes, click Back to the appropriate screen.
  10. Review the settings for the distributed switch, and click Finish.