You can edit the general settings for a vSphere distributed switch, such as the distributed switch name and the number of uplink ports on 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 vSphere distributed switch in the inventory pane, and select Edit Settings.
  3. Select General to edit the vSphere distributed switch settings.
    Option Description
    Name Type the name for the distributed switch.
    Number of Uplink Ports Select the number of uplink ports for the distributed switch.
    Notes Type any notes for the distributed switch.
  4. (Optional) Edit uplink port names.
    1. Click Edit uplink names.
    2. Type new names for one or more uplink ports.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Click OK.