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.
Applying Networking Policies on a vSphere Standard or Distributed Switch You apply networking policies differently on vSphere Standard Switches and vSphere Distributed Switches. Not all policies that are available for a vSphere Distributed Switch are also available for a vSphere Standard Switch.
Teaming and Failover Policy NIC teaming lets you increase the network capacity of a virtual switch by including two or more physical NICs in a team. To determine how the traffic is rerouted in case of adapter failure, you include physical NICs in a failover order. To determine how the virtual switch distributes the network traffic between the physical NICs in a team, you select load balancing algorithms depending on the needs and capabilities of your environment.
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.
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 You can modify networking policies for multiple port groups on a distributed switch.