Add a distributed port group to a vSphere distributed switch to create a distributed switch network for your virtual machines.


  • 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 New Port Group.
  3. Enter a Name and the Number of Ports for your new distributed port group.
  4. Select a VLAN Type.
    Option Description
    None Do not use VLAN.
    VLAN In the VLAN ID field, enter a number between 1 and 4094.
    VLAN Trunking Enter a VLAN trunk range.
    Private VLAN Select a private VLAN entry. If you did not create any private VLANs, this menu is empty.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Finish.