Filter traffic or describe its QoS demands for an individual virtual machine, VMkernel adapter, or physical adapter by configuring the traffic filtering and marking policy on a distributed port or uplink port.

Enable the traffic filtering and marking policy on a port to configure traffic security and marking on a virtual machine network adapter, VMkernel adapter, or uplink adapter.

Assign priority tags in a rule for traffic that needs special treatment such as VoIP and streaming video. You can mark the traffic for a virtual machine, VMkernel adapter, or physical adapter with a CoS tag in Layer 2 of the network protocol stack or with a DSCP tag in Layer 3.

By using a rule, permit or stop traffic for securing data flows through a virtual machine, a VMkernel adapter, or a physical adapter.

Define traffic rules in a distributed port or uplink port group to introduce a policy for processing traffic related to a virtual machine or to a physical adapter. You can filter specific traffic or describe its QoS demands.

Disable the traffic filtering and marking policy on a port to let traffic flow to a virtual machine or a physical adapter without filtering for security or marking for QoS.