Use the VLAN policy on a distributed port to integrate the virtual traffic through the port with physical VLANs in a different way from the parent distributed port group.


To override the VLAN 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. Click VLAN and select Override.

    Configure VLAN traffic through the distributed port from the VLAN Type drop-down meny.




    Do not use VLAN.

    Use this option in case of External Switch Tagging (EST).


    Tag traffic with the ID from the VLAN ID field.

    Type a number between 1 and 4094 for Virtual Switch Tagging (VST). Type 4095 for Virtual Guest Tagging (VGT).

    VLAN Trunking

    Pass VLAN traffic with ID within the VLAN trunk range. You can set multiple ranges and individual VLANs by using a comma-separated list.

    Use this option in VGT.

    Private VLAN

    Associate the traffic with a private VLAN created on the distributed switch.

  6. Click OK.