vSphere Networking provides information about configuring networking for VMware vSphere®, including how to create vSphere distributed switches and vSphere standard switches.

vSphere Networking also provides information on monitoring networks, managing network resources, and networking best practices.

Intended Audience

The information presented is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with network configuration and virtual machine technology.

vSphere Web Client and vSphere Client

Task instructions in this guide are based on the vSphere Web Client. You can also perform most of the tasks in this guide by using the new vSphere Client. The new vSphere Client user interface terminology, topology, and workflow are closely aligned with the same aspects and elements of the vSphere Web Client user interface. You can apply the vSphere Web Client instructions to the new vSphere Client unless otherwise instructed.

Note: Not all functionality in the vSphere Web Client has been implemented for the vSphere Client in the vSphere 6.5 release. For an up-to-date list of unsupported functionality, see Functionality Updates for the vSphere Client Guide at http://www.vmware.com/info?id=1413.