Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Network Traffic Rule Example

How to add network traffic rules to a distributed switch

Network traffic rules are a distributed virtual switch feature available since vSphere 5.5. It allows the administrator to create rules to allow, drop or tag certain types of traffic. What follows is a simple example where the administrator decides to prevent ICM traffic from one vm to another one using IP qualifiers.

1. After creating a distribued virtual switch, edit the settings of the port group.


2. Select  Traffic Filtering and Marking and Enable this feature.

3.  Click on the "+" sign to add a new rule.

4.  Name the rule, select the traffic direction and specify the qualifiers.

5. Verify the settings of the rule created.

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