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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding a new virtual network adapter to a virtual machine

You can add an additional virtual network adapter to a virtual machine. Such a need is dictated by the purpose of the virtual machine. In this recipe, we will learn how to add a new virtual network adapter to a VM.

How to do it...

The following procedure explains how to add a new virtual network adapter to a VM:

  1. Navigate to the VM and Templates inventory view, select and right-click on the VM to which you intend to add a virtual network adapter (vNIC), and then click on Edit Settings.
  2. Use the New device option available in the Edit Settings window, select Network as the device option, and then click on Add as demonstrated in the following screenshot:
  3. A New Network entry for the adapter will ...

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