You can configure distributed port or uplink port blocking policies.


To override the traffic shaping policy at the port level, enable the port-level overrides. See Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings with the vSphere Web Client


  1. Browse to a distributed switch in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Manage tab, and select Ports.
  3. Select a port from the list.
  4. Click Edit distributed port settings.
  5. In the Miscellaneous section, select the Block Port Override check box and choose Yes or No from the drop-down menu.

    Yes shuts down all ports in the port group. This might disrupt the normal network operations of the hosts or virtual machines using the ports.

  6. Click OK.