How to View Host Network Adapter Settings and Increase Compliance with Logical Switch Settings in VMM


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and System Center 2012 R2, you can review and control the configuration of virtual switches that have been created from logical switches. When such a virtual switch is first created, it complies with the settings that are configured in the logical switch. However, the settings on either the virtual switch or the logical switch might later be changed, resulting in a virtual switch that is out of compliance with the corresponding logical switch. VMM provides a straightforward way to see whether a virtual switch is out of compliance, and then to bring the virtual switch back into compliance. Bringing a virtual switch into compliance is also called remediating the virtual switch.

To view host network adapter settings and increase compliance with logical switch settings

  1. Open the Fabric workspace.

  2. In the Fabric pane, expand Networking, and then click Logical Switches.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Show group, click Hosts.

  4. In the Logical Switch Information for Hosts pane, view the listings for network adapters and switches.

  5. Expand or collapse the listings as needed, and click an individual virtual switch for which you want to see more information.

  6. In the Network Compliance column, view the compliance status.

    • A value of Fully compliant indicates that the settings on the virtual machine host are consistent with the configuration in VMM. For example, Fully compliant indicates that all IP subnets and VLANs that are included in the network site are assigned to the network adapter.

    • A value of Partially compliant indicates that there is only a partial match between the settings on the host and the configuration in VMM.

      In the results pane, the Logical network information section lists the assigned IP subnets and VLANs for the network adapter. If an adapter is partially compliant, you can view the reason in the Compliance errors section.

    • A value of Non compliant indicates that the settings on the host are missing from the configuration in VMM. For example, Non compliant indicates that none of the IP subnets and VLANs that are defined for the logical network are assigned to the physical adapter. If an adapter is non compliant, you can view the reason in the Compliance errors section.


    In addition to the compliance information, you can also view detailed information about the network adapter, such as the assigned IP address and media access control (MAC) address.

  7. To bring a non-compliant virtual switch into compliance, click the virtual switch and, in the Network Compliance group, click Remediate. If possible, VMM will bring the virtual switch into compliance.

    If you use failover clustering, you might have to review compliance and perform remediation for virtual switches on all nodes of the cluster.

See Also

Configuring Networking in VMM
Configuring VM Networks in VMM Illustrated Overview
How to Configure Network Settings on a Host by Applying a Logical Switch in VMM
Configuring Ports and Switches in VMM Illustrated Overview