QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Creating a Virtual Switch in Software-defined Switch Mode

Important:

To avoid bridge loops, please ensure any Ethernet cables are connected to the same switch before configuring a Software-defined Switch.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Network & File Services > Network & Virtual Switch.

    The Network & Virtual Switch window opens.

  2. Go to Network > Virtual Switch.
  3. Click Add.

    The Create a Virtual Switch window opens.

  4. Select Software-defined Switch Mode.
  5. Select one or more adapters.
  6. Optional: Select Enable the Spanning Tree Protocol.
    Tip:

    Enabling this setting prevents bridge loops.

  7. Click Apply.