You can view each VMkernel adapter's assigned services, associated switch, port settings, IP settings, TCP/IP stack, VLAN ID, and policies.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
  2. Click the Configure tab and expand the Networking menu.
  3. To view information about all VMkernel adapters on the host, select VMkernel adapters.
  4. Select an adapter from the VMkernel adapters list to view its settings.
    Tab Description
    All Displays all configuration information about the VMkernel adapter. This information includes port and NIC settings, IPv4 and IPv6 settings, traffic shaping, teaming and failover, and security policies.
    Properties Displays the port properties and NIC settings of the VMkernel adapter. The port properties include the port group (network label) to which the adapter is associated, the VLAN ID, and the enabled services. The NIC settings include MAC address and the configured MTU size.
    IP Settings Displays all IPv4 and IPv6 settings for the VMkernel adapter. IPv6 information is not displayed if IPv6 has not been enabled on the host.
    Policies Displays the configured traffic shaping, teaming and failover, and security policies that apply for the port group to which the VMkernel adapter is connected.