Policies set at the standard switch or distributed port group level apply to all of the port groups on the standard switch or to ports in the distributed port group. The exceptions are the configuration options that are overridden at the standard port group or distributed port level.
Teaming and Failover Policy Teaming and failover policy lets you to determine how network traffic is distributed between physical adapters and how to reroute traffic in the event of adapter failure.
VLAN Policy VLAN policies determine how VLANs function across your network environment.
Security Policy Networking security policy provides protection of traffic against MAC address impersonation and unwanted port scanning
Traffic Shaping Policy A traffic shaping policy is defined by average bandwidth, peak bandwidth, and burst size. You can establish a traffic shaping policy for each port group and each distributed port or distributed port group.
Resource Allocation Policy The Resource Allocation policy allows you to associate a distributed port or port group with a user-created network resource pool. This policy provides you with greater control over the bandwidth given to the port or port group.
Monitoring Policy The monitoring policy enables or disables NetFlow monitoring on a distributed port or port group.
Traffic Filtering and Marking Policy In a vSphere distributed switch 5.5 and later, by using the traffic filtering and marking policy, you can protect the virtual network from unwanted traffic and security attacks or apply a QoS tag to a certain type of traffic.
Port Blocking Policies Port blocking policies allow you to selectively block ports from sending or receiving data.
Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client You can modify networking policies for multiple port groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch.