You can export vSphere Distributed Switch and distributed port group configurations to a file. The file preserves valid network configurations, enabling transfer of these configurations to other environments.


  1. On the vSphere Client Home page, click Networking and navigate to the distributed switch.
  2. Right-click the distributed switch and select Settings > Export Configuration.
  3. Choose to export the distributed switch configuration, or export the distributed switch configuration and all port groups.
  4. (Optional) Enter notes about this configuration in the Descriptions field.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Yes to save the configuration file to your local system.

What to do next

Use the exported configuration file to do the following tasks:

You can also export, import, and restore only port group configurations. See Export, Import, and Restore vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations.