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vSphere Web Client Workflow – VMkernel Port Network Label

Posted by Jason Shiplett on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:20 AM
As you may know, there are a number of activities within the vSphere Web Client that are different from that in the vSphere C# Client.  One of these, as I discovered trying to do some reconfiguration in my lab this weekend, is changing the network label for a VMkernel port. Below are steps to change the network label for a VMkernel port in the vSphere 5.1 Web Client.

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1. Click the Migrate Physical or Virtual Adapters button, third from the left, to launch the Migrate Networking wizard.

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2. Click Next to pass the physical adapter migration. We’re not making any changes here.

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3. Select the VMkernel port you want to migrate, then click the Assign Port Group button, first from the left.

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4. Select the destination port group, then click OK.

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5. Verify the migration settings, then click Next.

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6. Click Next past the Validate Changes window.

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7. We’re not migrating any virtual machine networking, so click Next.

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8. Review all of the changes, then click Finish to complete the workflow.


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You’ve now completed, in an eight-step workflow, what in the C# client can be done in one step with a single drop-down menu.


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