If you use Network I/O Control version 2 on a vSphere Distributed Switch, you can specifically associate a distributed port with a user-defined resource pool to use Network I/O Control for control over the bandwidth provided to the virtual machine connected to the port.
- Verify that Network I/O Control is version 2.
- Enable Network I/O Control on the distributed switch. See Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch.
- Create and configure network resource pools in Network I/O Control version 2. See Create a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2.
- Enable port-level overrides for the resource allocation policy. See Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level.
- In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the distributed switch.
- On the Configure tab, expand More and click Ports.
- Select a port from the list and click Edit distributed port settings icon.
- Select Properties.
- Under Network Resource Pool, click the Override check box, and from the drop-down menu assign a network resource pool to the port.
If you did not enable port-level overrides for the resource allocation policy, the option is disabled.
- To associate the distributed port to a resource pool, select a user-defined resource pool.
- To remove the association between the distributed port and a resource pool, select default.
- Click OK.