Reorder the rules that form the traffic filtering and marking policy of a distributed port group or uplink port group to change the sequence of actions for processing traffic.

The vSphere distributed switch applies network traffic rules in a strict order. If a packet already satisfies a rule, the packet might not be passed to the next rule in the policy.


  1. Locate a distributed port group or an uplink port group in the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Select a distributed switch and click the Networks tab.
    2. Click Distributed Port Groups to see the list of distributed port groups, or click Uplink Port Groups to see the list of uplink port groups.
  2. Right-click the port group and select Edit Settings.
  3. Select Traffic filtering and marking.
  4. If traffic filtering and marking is disabled, enable it from the Status drop-down menu.
  5. Select a rule and use the arrow buttons to change its priority.
  6. Click OK to apply the changes.