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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Mapping a virtual machine's vNIC to a different port group

A virtual machine connects to the network via its virtual network adapter. The virtual network adapter of a VM is referred to as a vNIC. The vNIC connects to a port group on a vSwitch (standard/distributed). A vNIC cannot be directly connected to a vSwitch; it can only be mapped to any of the port groups present on the vSwitch. A port group is a set of ports on a vSwitch grouped together under a common configuration, for example, a VLAN.

If there is a need, we can reconfigure the vNIC to connect to another existing port group, or to a newly created port group. To learn more about creating and managing port groups, read Chapter 6, Configuring vSphere Networking.

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