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


Verify that Manager mode is selected in the NSX Manager user interface. See NSX Manager. If you do not see the Policy and Manager mode buttons, see Configure the User Interface Settings.


  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select Plan and Troubleshoot > 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.