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This cmdlet modifies the properties of the specified virtual port group.


Set-VirtualPortGroup [-VirtualPortGroup] <VirtualPortGroup[]> [-Name <String>] [-VLanId <Int32>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet modifies the properties of the specified virtual port group.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VirtualPortGroupVirtualPortGroup[]Specifies the virtual port group whose properties you want to change.trueTrue (ByValue)
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falseFalse
NameStringSpecifies a new name for the virtual port group.falseFalse
VLanIdInt32Specifies the VLAN ID for ports using this port group. The following values are valid:

0 - specifies that you do not want to associate the port group with a VLAN.

1 to 4094 - specifies a VLAN ID for the port group.

4095 - specifies that the port group should use trunk mode, which allows the guest operating system to manage its own VLAN tags.
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falseFalse

Return Type

Zero or more modified VirtualPortGroup objects



-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

$vswitch =  New-VirtualSwitch -VMHost -Name VSwitch

$vportgroup1 =  New-VirtualPortGroup -VirtualSwitch $vswitch -Name VPortGroup1

$vportgroup2 = Set-VirtualPortGroup -VirtualPortGroup $vportgroup1 -VLanId 1

Creates a new virtual switch named VSwitch on the virtual machine host with IP address Creates a new virtual port group for the new switch named VPortGroup1. Sets the VLAN ID for the ports using the VPortGroup1 group.

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