If a host is associated with a distributed switch, you can migrate VMkernel adapters from the distributed to a standard switch.

For details about creating VMkernel adapters on a vSphere distributed switch, see Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch.


Verify that the destination standard switch has at least one physical NIC.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the host.
  2. On the Configure tab, expand Networking and select Virtual Switches.
  3. Select the destination standard switch from the list.
  4. Click Migrate VMkernel Adapter.
  5. On the Select VMkernel adapter page, select the virtual network adapter to migrate to the standard switch from the list.
  6. On the Configure settings page, edit the Network label and VLAN ID for the network adapter.
  7. On the Ready to complete page, review the migration details and click Finish.
    Click Back to edit settings.