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


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.


  1. Navigate to a distributed switch and then navigate to a distributed port or an uplink port.
    • To navigate to the distributed ports of the switch, click Networks > Distributed Port Groups, click a distributed port group from the list, and click the Ports tab.
    • To navigate to the uplink ports of an uplink port group, click Networks > Uplink Port Groups, click an uplink port group from the list, and click the Ports tab.
  2. Select a port from the list.
  3. Select the Traffic Filtering and Marking tab.
  4. If traffic filtering and marking is not enabled at the port level, click the Enable and reorder button, override the default settings and click Enable all traffic rules.
    If traffic rules are enabled at group level, after you override the default settings for the port, the traffic rules are automatically enabled.
  5. Click Add to create a new rule, or select a rule and click Edit to edit it.
    You can change a rule inherited from the distributed port group or uplink port group. In this way, the rule becomes unique within the scope of the port.

What to do next

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