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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Deleting a vSphere Standard Switch

When you choose to delete a vSwitch in a production environment, make sure that the virtual machines have been reconfigured to use a port group on another vSwitch, which would provide them with network access.

How to do it…

A vSwitch can be deleted either from the vSphere Web Client GUI or by using the esxcli command.

Using the vSphere Web Client

The following procedure explains how to delete a vSwitch by using the vSphere Web Client:

  1. Select the ESXi host from the inventory and navigate to Manage | Networking | Virtual switches.
  2. Select the vSwitch to be deleted and click on the delete (X) icon to remove the vSwitch from the ESXi host:
  3. You will be prompted for a confirmation. Click on Yes to confirm the removal:
  4. You ...

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