You can assign physical NICs of a host that is associated with a distributed switch to uplink port on the host proxy switch.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
  2. On the Configure tab, expand Networking and select Virtual switches.
  3. Select a distributed switch from the list.
  4. Click the Manage the physical network adapters connected to the selected switch icon.
  5. Select a free uplink from the list and click Add adapter.
  6. Select a physical NIC and click OK.