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.


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


On the Manage tab, click Ports.


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


Select Properties.


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.


Click OK.