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There are no free physical adapters to attach to this virtual switch

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Problem:

Trying to add a physical adapter to a virtual switch shows the following error: There are no free physical adapters to attach to this virtual switch.

There are no free physical adapters to attach to this virtual switch

Probably you have the ESXi Version 6.5 and Client Version 1.21

ESXi version 1.21

Solution:

Update the ESXi Client version 1.24 (or latest version)

  • Download the version from this link (Sign in first to VMware)
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxui/esxui-signed-6360286.vib
  • Move the .vib file the data store.
  • Run the following command on the ESXi host: esxcli software vib update -v “datastore path/filename.vib” See image below.
esxcli software vib update -v
Juan Mulford
Juan Mulford
I have been active in IT for over fourteen years now. I am a solutions architect, working with storage, virtualization, and VDI solutions. For the past ten years, I have been living and working in Taiwan.

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