How to Migrate VMkernel from vSphere Distributed Switch to vSphere Standard Switch
Migrate VMkernel from vSphere Distributed Switch to vSphere Standard Switch
In the vSphere environment, there are 2 types of networking you can configure & use which are vSphere Standard Switch & vSphere Distributed Switch. Each organization setup networking based on its own requirement. Some go with vSphere Standard Switch & Some go with vSphere Distributed Switch. In this post, we will see How to Migrate VMkernel from vSphere Distributed Switch to vSphere Standard Switch.
Whenever you want to migrate networking from vSphere Standard Switch to vSphere Distributed Switch, You will usually add hosts in vSphere Distributed Switch & migrate VMkernel & VM port groups. But let’s say in any scenario you want to migrate from vSphere Distributed Switch to vSphere Standard Switch you can migrate VMkernel through the below steps but for VM port groups you may have to create manually or use any script.
If you are looking to know more about vSphere Standard Switch & vSphere Distributed Switch, then check our below posts:
Introduction to vSphere Distributed Switch.
vSphere Standard Switch vs vSphere Distributed Switch.
So let’s see How we can migrate VMkernel from vSphere Distributed Switch to vSphere Standard Switch Step by Step:
Log in to vCenter Server.
Select Host, and Go to Configure Tab.
Select Virtual Switches.
Here you can see we are having one VMkernel port which we will migrate from vDS to vSS.
Click on the three dots beside vSphere Standard Switch.
Select Migrate VMkernel Adapter.
Migrate VMkernel wizard will start.
Select the VMkernel you want to migrate & click Next.
Set the Network label & VLAN ID if needed.
Click Next to continue.
Review the settings.
Click Finish to complete migration.
It will just take 1-2 seconds to complete the migration.
As you can see we have successfully migrate VMkernel from vSphere Distributed Switch to vSphere Standard Switch.
Using this way you can easily migrate your VMkernel from vDS to vSS without much interruption.
You can check our series of posts on vSphere Distributed Switch to learn more about it:
vSphere Distributed Switch Series.
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