At first, we need to create the Distributed Switch.
1. Create new Distributed Switch.
2. Choose the distributed Switch name.
3. Select the Distributed Switch version, this case 6.5.0.
4. Specify the general settings.
Number of uplinks: It depends on your physical nic quantity.
5. Verify the summary and click finish.
Second, we need to prepare the portgroup for the migration.
1. Select the portgroup and click Edit Settings.
2. Make sure that you have the same security configuration from standard portgroup.
3. We need to validate that the Distributed Portgroup VLAN corresponds to the standard portgroup VLAN we are going to migrate.
4. Configure both Uplinks as active uplinks.
Third, you are ready to migrate Standard Swith to Distributed Switch.
1. Select the Distributed Switch and click Add and manage Hosts.
2. Click add hosts.
3. Click on New hosts and select the hosts you want to migrate.
4. Here you have to select the physical adapters and VMkernels you are going to migrate. (This vSphere version you can migrate both at the same time)
5. Assign a vmnic from Standard Switch to an Uplink.
6. Assign a vmkernel from Standard Switch to a Distributed Portgroup.
7. Validate the impact.
8. Validate the summary and click finish.
9. Finally you can validate the Distributed Switch.
Hoping you have enjoyed this post, see you next time.