You can remove a physical NIC of a host from an uplink on a vSphere distributed switch.


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the host.
  2. On the Configure tab, expand Networking and select Virtual Switches.
  3. Select the distributed switch.
  4. Click Manage Physical Adapters.
  5. Select an uplink an click Remove selected.
  6. Click OK.

What to do next

When you remove physical NICs from active virtual machines, you might see the NICs you removed reported in the . See Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines.