You can enable NetFlow to monitor IP packets that are passing through the ports of a distributed port group or through individual distributed ports.

You configure the NetFlow settings on the vSphere Distributed Switch. See Configure the NetFlow Settings of a vSphere Distributed Switch

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

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

2

Navigate to the monitoring policy for the distributed port group or distributed port.

Option

Action

Distributed port group

a

From the Actions menu, select Distributed Port Group > Manage Distributed Port Groups.

b

Select Monitoring.

c

Select the port group and click Next.

Distributed port

a

Select Related Object, and select Distributed Port Groups.

b

Select a distributed port group.

c

Under Manage select Ports.

d

Select a port and click Edit distributed port settings.

e

Select Monitoring.

f

Select Override next to the drop-down menu.

3

From NetFlow the drop-down menu, enable or disable NetFlow and click Next.

4

Verify your settings and apply the configuration.