Create or edit traffic rules, and use their parameters to configure a policy for filtering or marking the traffic on a distributed port group or uplink port group.


  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. Click New to create a new rule, or select a rule and click Edit to edit it.

What to do next

Name the network traffic rule, and deny, allow, or tag the target traffic.