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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Configuring network policies

VMware provides a set of networking policies, which can be applied at the distributed port group or at the vDS level.

Getting ready

Connect to the vCenter using the vSphere Web Client.

How to do it…

Let's see some of the policies that are applicable only for the vDS.

Port blocking policy

This policy allows blocking the ports from receiving and sending data. The policy can be applied to an individual port, port group, or to a particular uplink using the following steps:

  1. Select a vDS in the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click on the Manage tab and then on Ports.
  3. Select the port that has to be blocked and click on Edit distributed port settings.
  4. Select Miscellaneous and mark the Override check box in the Block port option, which are shown ...

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