A logical port provides a logical connection point for a VIF, a patch connection to a router, or a Layer 2 gateway connection to an external network. Logical ports also expose switching profiles, port statistics counters, and a logical link status.

You can change the inherited switching profile from the logical switch to a different custom switching profile for the child logical port.



  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select Networking > Logical Switches > Ports.
  3. Click the logical port to apply the custom switching profile.
  4. Click the Manage tab.
  5. Select the custom switching profile type from the drop-down menu.
    • QoS
    • Port Mirroring
    • IP Discovering
    • SpoofGuard
    • Switch Security
    • MAC Management
  6. Click Change.
  7. Select the previously created custom switching profile from the drop-down menu.
  8. Click Save.
    The logical port is now associated with the custom switching profile.
  9. Verify that the new custom switching profile with the modified configuration appears under the Manage tab.

What to do next

You can monitor the activity on the logical switch port to troubleshoot problems. See Monitor a Logical Switch Port Activity in Manager Mode.