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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.







Procedure:-

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


5.


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