Changing the VLAN ID for a Virtual Machine Port Group Follow

Overview

This document provides the steps required to change the VLAN ID configured for a particular Virtual Machine Port Group on a VMware vSphere host.

 

Configuring the VLAN ID

To configure the VLAN ID on a Virtual Machine Port Group on a vSphere host that is not managed by a vCenter Server, connect to the host using the vSphere Client. If the vSphere host is managed by a vCenter Server, connect to that server using the vSphere Client. Once connected, continue with the following instructions:

  1. If connected to a vCenter Server that manages the vSphere host, verify change the view to: Home > Inventory > Hosts and Clusters
  2. Select the host object from the navigation tree on the left.
  3. In the host view pane on the right, click on the Configuration tab
  4. On the left side of that pane, click on Networking under the Hardware section
  5. Locate the vSwitch that contains the Virtual Machine Port Group that needs to be configured and click on the "Properties..." link
  6. From the list of vSwitch objects, select the Virtual Machine Port Group that needs to be configured and click "Edit..."
  7. Under the General tab, change the value of the "VLAN ID (Optional)" field to the appropriate VLAN ID. If the Virtual Machine Port Group does not need to tag traffic with a VLAN ID (required if the Port Group's uplink is to a switch port that is configured for a default VLAN and/or is set for a specific un-tagged VLAN ID), change the setting to "None (0)". Click OK to save the change.

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