Changing the VLAN ID using the VMware Infra Client or Vsphere client

Below are the information that relates to adding and removing VLAN IDs to and from a portgroup when the following symptoms are observed.

  • Loss of network connectivity to and from the host
  • Loss of connectivity to associated portgroups in the network

To change the VLAN ID using the vSphere Web Client:

  • Invoke the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the host.
  • On the Manage tab, click Networking, and select Virtual switches.
  • Select a standard switch from the list that is shown up.
  • In the topology diagram of the switch, click the name of the port group.
  • Click Edit butting under the topology diagram title.
  • Under the Properties section, Configure VLAN tagging in the VLAN ID drop-down menu.

To change the VLAN ID using the vSphere Client or VMware Infrastructure Client:

  • Click the ESXi host and click “Configuration” tab.
  • Click the Networking link.
  • Click Properties next to virtual switch that serves the portgroup to be modified.
  • Click the portgroup in the list and click Edit.
  • Enter the appropriate value in the VLAN ID field
  • Finally Click OK.

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