You can use the port connection tool to quickly visualize and troubleshoot the connection between two VMs.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select Tools > Port Connection from the navigation panel.
  3. Select a VM from the Source Virtual Machine drop-down menu.
  4. Select a VM from the Destination Virtual Machine drop-down menu.
  5. Click Go.
    A visual map of the port connection topology is displayed. You can click on any of the components in the visual output to reveal more information about that component.