vSphere can monitor dvPorts and provide information on the current state of each dvPort.

1

In the vSphere Client, display the Networking inventory view and select the vNetwork Distributed Switch.

2

On the Ports tab, click Start Monitoring Port State.

The State column on the Ports tab for the vNetwork Distributed Switch now displays the current state for each dvPort.

dvPort States

State

Description

Link Up

The link for this dvPort is up.

Link Down

The link for this dvPort is down.

Blocked

This dvPort is blocked.

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The state of this dvPort is currently unavailable.