You can examine the structure and components of an NSX Virtual Distributed Switch (N-VDS) by viewing its topology diagram.
From the diagram you can view the settings of a selected port group and of a selected adapter.
The topology diagram of an N-VDS provides a visual representation of the adapters and port groups connected to the switch.
- In the vSphere Client, navigate to the host.
- On the Configure tab, expand Networking and select Virtual Switches.
- Select the N-VDS from the list.
The diagram appears under the list of virtual switches on the host.
What to do next
You can use the topology diagram to examine whether a virtual machine or VMkernel adapter is connected to the external network and to identify the physical adapter that carries the data.