You can block an individual distributed port or uplink port.

About this task

Blocking the flow through a port might disrupt the normal network operations on the host or virtual machine using the port.


Enable the port-level overrides. See Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level


  1. Navigate to a distributed port or an uplink port.
    • To navigate to the distributed ports of the switch, click Manage > Ports.

    • To navigate to the uplink ports of an uplink port group, click Related Objects > Uplink Port Groups, double-click an uplink port group from the list, and select Ports on the Manage tab.

  2. Select a port from the list.
  3. Click Edit distributed port settings.
  4. In the Miscellaneous section, select the Override check box, and from the drop-down menu enable or disable port blocking.
  5. Click OK.