You can associate a custom switching profile to a logical switch so that the profile applies to all the ports on the switch.

When custom switching profiles are attached to a logical switch they override existing default switching profiles. The custom switching profile is inherited by children logical switch ports.


If you have associated a custom switching profile with a logical switch, but want to retain the default switching profile for one of the child logical switch port, then you must make a copy of the default switching profile and associate it with the specific logical switch port.



  1. From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Click Switching in the navigation panel.
  3. Click the Switches tab.
  4. Click the logical switch to apply the custom switching profile.
  5. Click the Manage tab.
  6. Select the custom switching profile type from the drop-down menu.
    • QoS

    • Port Mirroring

    • IP Discovering

    • SpoofGuard

    • Switch Security

    • MAC Management

  7. Click Change.
  8. Select the previously created custom switching profile from the drop-down menu.
  9. Click Save.

    The logical switch is now associated with the custom switching profile.

  10. Verify that the new custom switching profile with the modified configuration appears under the Manage tab.
  11. (Optional) Click the Related tab and select Ports from the drop-down menu to verify that the custom switching profile is applied to child logical ports.

What to do next

If you do not want to use the inherited switching profile from a logical switch, you can apply a custom switching profile to the child logical switch port. See Associate a Custom Profile with a Logical Port.