You can export a distributed port group configurations to a file. The configuration preserves valid network configurations, enabling distribution of these configurations to other deployments.


  1. Locate a distributed port group in the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Select a distributed switch and click the Networks tab.
    2. Click Distributed Port Groups.
  2. Right-click the distributed port group and select Export Configuration.
  3. (Optional) In the Descriptions field, type notes about this configuration.
  4. Click OK.
    Click Yes to save the configuration file to your local system.


You now have a configuration file that contains all the settings for the selected distributed port group. You can use this file to create multiple copies of this configuration on an existing deployment, or overwrite settings of existing distributed port groups to conform to the selected settings.

What to do next

You can use the exported configuration file to do the following tasks: