A.1 How the Orchestration Server Models a vSphere Port Group and Exposes vSwitch Settings

When the Orchestration Server discovers a vSphere VM, it maps port group configuration settings (including its associated vSwitch or dvSwitch configuration settings) to a virtual bridge (vBridge) grid object in the Orchestration Server. As the virtual networking settings (including the VLAN ID) of these resources are determined during VM and VM host discovery, the Orchestration Server also automatically creates a Network group object to group similarly associated vBridge objects. All necessary information required for re-creating a port group is preserved on the Network object and the vBridge object.