Add-VirtualSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter

Syntax

[-VirtualSwitch]  <VirtualSwitch>
-VMHostPhysicalNic  <PhysicalNic[]>
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[-VMHostVirtualNic  <HostVirtualNic[]>]
[-VirtualNicPortgroup  <VirtualPortGroup[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
VirtualSwitch
VirtualSwitch 1
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the standard virtual switch to which you want to migrate physical or virtual network adapters.
    required
    VMHostPhysicalNic
    PhysicalNic[] named Specifies the host physical network adapters that you want to add or migrate to the standard virtual switch.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.
    optional
    VMHostVirtualNic
    HostVirtualNic[] named Specifies the host virtual network adapters to be migrated along with the physical adapter, so that their connectivity is preserved.
    optional
    VirtualNicPortgroup
    VirtualPortGroup[] named Specifies the port groups to which to attach the host virtual network adapters. Accepts the same number of port groups as the number of virtual network adapters specified. The first adapter is attached to the first port group, the second adapter - to the second port group, and so on.

    Output

    Examples


    Example 1

    $myVMHostNetworkAdapter = Get-VMhost "MyVMHost" | Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -Physical -Name vmnic2
    Get-VirtualSwitch "MyVirtualSwitch" | Add-VirtualSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter -VMHostPhysicalNic $myVMHostNetworkAdapter

    Adds a VMHost physical network adapter to the specified distributed switch.

    Example 2

    $myVMHost = Get-VMHost 'MyVMHost'
    $myVDSwitch = Get-VDSwitch 'MyVDSwitch'
    $physicalNic = Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMHost $myVMHost -VirtualSwitch $myVDSwitch -Name 'vmnic0'
    $virtualNic = Get-VMHostNetworkAdapter -VMHost $myVMHost -VirtualSwitch $myVDSwitch -Name 'vmk0'
    $myStandardSwitch = Get-VirtualSwitch -VMHost $myVMHost -Name 'vSwitch0'
    Add-VirtualSwitchPhysicalNetworkAdapter -VirtualSwitch $myStandardSwitch -VMHostPhysicalNic $physicalNic -VMHostVirtualNic $virtualNic

    Migrates VMHost physical and virtual network adapters from a distributed virtual switch to a standard virtual switch.

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