In addition to connecting virtual machines to a distributed switch at the individual virtual machine level, you can migrate a group of virtual machines between a vSphere distributed switch network and a vSphere standard switch network.

Before you begin

Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.
  2. Right-click the datacenter and select Migrate Virtual Machine Networking.

    The Migrate Virtual Machine Networking wizard appears.

  3. Select a Source Network to migrate adapters from.

    Option

    Description

    Include all virtual machine network adapters that are connected to the following network (Filter by Network)

    Migrates virtual machine network adapters from a particular network. Select the source network from the Network drop-down menu.

    Include all virtual machine network adapters that are connected to the following network (Filter by VDS)

    Migrates virtual machine network adapters from a network on a particular vSphere distributed switch. To migrate from a network, select Switch and Network from the drop-down menus.

    Include all virtual machine network adapters that are not connected to any network

    Migrates virtual machine network adapters that are not connected to any network.

  4. Select a Destination Network to migrate adapters to.

    Option

    Description

    Filter by Network

    Migrates virtual machine network adapters to a particular network. Select the destination network from the Network drop-down menu.

    Filter by VDS

    Migrates virtual machine network adapters to a network on a particular vSphere Distritubed Switch. To migrate to a network, select Switch and Network from the drop-down menus.

  5. Click Next.
  6. (Optional) : Highlight a virtual machine or adapter to view their details.
  7. Select the virtual machines and adapters to migrate to the destination network and click Next.
  8. Verify that the source network, destination network, and number of virtual machines to migrate are correct and click OK.