Understanding VMware Networks

The system provides the Networking view to show the following networking information about a vCenter:

Virtual Standard Switches and Port-Groups that these switches have

Virtual Distributed Switches, Port-Groups and Uplink Port Groups that these switches have

Port-Groups and their connected Virtual Machines

To understand VMware networks in the Networking view:

1.Click Network on the taskbar.

2.Select ESXi from the Category drop-down menu, and then select Networking from the View drop-down menu.

3.View the context maps of a node.

Example: Context Maps for the Virtual Distributed Switch node.

Tip: For more information about the vCenter context maps, see Context Maps of vCenter Nodes for details.