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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding an uplink to a standard vSwitch

There can be situations where you would need to add additional uplinks (physical NICs) for a vSphere Standard Switch. Such an addition is generally done with the intention of enabling the use of teaming and load balancing features. There are different GUI methods to achieve this. You could either use the Add Networking wizard or the Manage Physical Network Adapters option. For both methods, you start at different places in the GUI. In this recipe, we will use the wizard-driven method.

How to do it...

You can present the uplinks to the vSphere Standard Switch either by using the vSphere Web Client GUI or by using the esxcfg-vswitch command.

Using the vSphere Web Client

The following procedure explains how to add ...

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