If you use Network I/O Control version 2 on a vSphere Distributed Switch, you can specifically associate a distributed port with a user-defined resource pool to use Network I/O Control for control over the bandwidth provided to the virtual machine connected to the port.

Verify that Network I/O Control is version 2.

Enable Network I/O Control on the distributed switch. See Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch.

Create and configure network resource pools in Network I/O Control version 2. See Create a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2.

Enable port-level overrides for the resource allocation policy. See Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level.

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In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to the distributed switch.

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On the Manage tab, click Ports.

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Select a port from the list and click Edit distributed port settings.

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Select Properties.

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Under Network Resource Pool, click the Override check box, and from the drop-down menu assign a network resource pool to the port.

If you did not enable port-level overrides for the resource allocation policy, the option is disabled.

To associate the distributed port to a resource pool, select a user-defined resource pool.

To remove the association between the distributed port and a resource pool, select default.

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Click OK.