To apply different policies for distributed ports, you configure the per-port overriding of the policies that are set at the port group level. You can also enable the reset of any configuration that is set on per-port level when a distributed port disconnects from a virtual machine.


  1. Locate a distributed port group in the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Select a distributed switch and click the Networks tab.
    2. Click Distributed Port Groups.
  2. Right-click the distributed port group and select Edit Settings.
  3. Select the Advanced page.
    Option Description
    Configure reset at disconnect

    From the drop-down menu, enable or disable reset at disconnect.

    When a distributed port is disconnected from a virtual machine, the configuration of the distributed port is reset to the distributed port group setting. Any per-port overrides are discarded.

    Override port policies Select the distributed port group policies to be overridden on a per-port level.
  4. (Optional) Use the policy pages to set overrides for each port policy.
  5. Click OK.