A logical switch port lets you connect another network component, a VM, or a container to a logical switch.
About this task
For more information about connecting a VM to a logical switch, see Connecting a VM to a Logical Switch. For more information about connecting a container to a logical switch, see the NSX-T Container Plug-in for Kubernetes - Installation and Administration Guide.
The IP address and MAC address bound to a logical switch port for a container are allocated by NSX Manager. Do not change the address binding manually.
Verify that a logical switch port is created. See Creating Logical Switches and Configuring VM Attachment.
- From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
- Select Switching from the navigation panel.
- Click the Ports tab.
- Click Add.
- In the General tab, complete the port details.
Name and Description
Enter a name and optionally a description.
Select a logical switch from the drop-down list.
Select Up or Down.
Select None or VIF.
If the attachment type is VIF, enter the attachment ID.
- (Optional) In the Switching Profiles tab, select switching profiles.
- Click Save.