VCP5 – Upgrade a vNetwork Distributed Switch

There are 3 versions of vNetwork Distribute Switches available: 4.0, 4.1, and 5.0. Each version provides new functionality, but also limits the interop with older versions

Upgrade Distributed Switch

  1. In vSphere, browse to Networking
  2. Select the switch and on the Summary tab, click Upgrade
  3. Select the upgrade version and click Next
  4. Confirm no hosts report as incompatible, click Next
  5. Click Finish

Version Compatibility / Features

Version Features Compatibility
4.0 N/A ESX 4.0 and later
4.1 Load-Based Teaming
Network I/O Control
ESX 4.1 and later
5.0 User-defined network resource pools
Port Mirroring
ESX 5.0 and later

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