You can enable NetFlow to monitor IP packets that are passing through the ports of a distributed port group or through individual distributed ports.

Before you begin

To override a policy on distributed port level, enable the port-level override option for this policy. See Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level.

About this task

You configure the NetFlow settings on the vSphere Distributed Switch. See Configure the NetFlow Settings of a vSphere Distributed Switch

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the distributed switch.
  2. Navigate to the monitoring policy for the distributed port group or distributed port.

    Option

    Action

    Distributed port group

    1. From the Actions menu, select Distributed Port Group > Manage Distributed Port Groups.

    2. Select Monitoring.

    3. Select the port group and click Next.

    Distributed port

    1. On the Networks tab, click Distributed Port Groups and double-click a distributed port group .

    2. On the Ports tab, select a port and click the Edit distributed port settings icon.

    3. Select Monitoring.

    4. Select Override next to the properties to override.

  3. From the NetFlow drop-down menu, enable or disable NetFlow and click Next.
  4. Verify your settings and apply the configuration.