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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Use a Host as a Template to Create a Uniform Networking Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client

If you plan to have hosts with a uniform networking configuration, you can select a host as a template and apply its configuration for physical NICs and VMkernel adapters to other hosts on the distributed switch.


1. Right Click on distributed vSwitch > Click on Add and Manage Hosts

2. Select Manage Host Networking > Next

3. Select all those ESXi hosts where you want to apply the new configuration

4. Then select the check box configure identical network settings on multiple hosts (template mode) > Next


6. Select Manage VMkernel adapters (template mode) > Next

7. Click on New Adapter

8. Click on Browse > Select Port Group > OK

9. Click on Next

10. Select the Approriate Check Box (For example: Virtual SAN traffic) > Next


11. Configure the IP address for VMkernel Port > Next

12. Click on Finish

13. Now click on Apply to all

14. Then configure the IP addresses for VMkernel Port 1 and VMkernel Port 2 as required  > OK

15. Click on Next

16. Click on Next

17. Click on Finish

Now Monitor the Recent Tasks window on the left side of VMware vSphere Web Client to verify that the task completes successfully