Connect or Disconnect virtual machines to or from a Logical Switch in NSX

 

Connect Virtual Machines to a Logical Switch

 
Step 1. Log into the vSphere Web Client and navigate to Networking & Security -> Logical Switches. Right Click on the Logical Switch for which you would like to add the Virtual Machines and select Add VM
 
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Step 2. Select the VMs you would like to add by checking the appropriate box, then click Next
 
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Step 3. Select the Virtual Machines vNIC(s). Note: My VM only has one vNIC; if a VM has multiple vNICs then you can either attach one, many vNICs to the logical switch.
 
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Step 4. Confirm your selections, then hit Finish
 
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Disconnect Virtual Machines from a Logical Switch

 
Step 1. To Disconnect a Virtual Machine from a logical switch, right click on the Logical Switch, then select Remove VM
 
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Step 2. Select the VM that you would like to remove, then hit OK
 
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2 Comments

  1. Rajeev -  January 30, 2020 - 4:03 am 690

    Can we connect two VMs to a logical switch expect to ping back to back ? or do we need an edge as mandatory

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    • Sean Whitney -  May 9, 2020 - 8:59 am 694

      Hi Rajeev – Yes, you can. The edge is only needed for N-S connectivity. Logical switching between the VMs is E-W.

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