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.


  1. From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select Switching from the navigation panel.
  3. Click the Ports tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. In the General tab, complete the port details.



    Name and Description

    Enter a name and optionally a description.

    Logical Switch

    Select a logical switch from the drop-down list.

    Admin Status

    Select Up or Down.

    Attachment Type

    Select None or VIF.

    Attachment ID

    If the attachment type is VIF, enter the attachment ID.

  6. (Optional) : In the Switching Profiles tab, select switching profiles.
  7. Click Save.