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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch

Once a VDS has been created, we now have to add the ESXi hosts to the VDS so that it's physical NIC can be mapped.

How to do it...

The following procedure explains how to attach ESXi hosts to a VDS:

  1. Connect to the vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + 6 to go to the Network Inventory view.
  2. Right-click on the VDS to which you want to add the hosts to, and click on the Add and Manage Hosts menu item as demonstrated in the following screenshot:
    How to do it...
  3. In the Add and Manage Hosts wizard, select Add hosts and click on Next to continue.
  4. On the next screen, click on New hosts ...

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