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Copying a Standard vSwitch for use on another ESXi host

Does anyone have any experience in designing a standard vSwitch on one ESXi host and then "copying" or "cloning" the switch so it can be duplicated on another ESXi host?

Can it be done with vCenter Server, using esxcli commands or some other method?

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Hot Shot

Hi @srednausab  - Have a look at this article below


Its a PowerCLI script that helps you clone a standard switch from one host to another. you may need to adapt it for your specific needs, but it should give you a good starting point 🙂





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vCenter has a function called Host Profiles which can do this for you (and a lot more), if you have the appropriate license.


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