Use traffic shaping policies to control the bandwidth and burst size on a port group.

1

Log in to the vSphere Client and select the host from the inventory panel.

2

Click the Configuration tab, and click Networking.

3

Click Properties for the port group to edit.

4

In the Properties dialog box, click the Ports tab.

5

Select the port group item and click Edit.

6

In the Properties dialog box for the port group, click the Traffic Shaping tab.

When traffic shaping is disabled, the options are dimmed.

Option

Description

Status

If you enable the policy exception in the Status field, you are setting limits on the amount of networking bandwidth allocated for each virtual adapter associated with this particular port group. If you disable the policy, services have a free and clear connection to the physical network.

Average Bandwidth

A value measured over a particular period of time.

Peak Bandwidth

Limits the maximum bandwidth during a burst. It can never be smaller than the average bandwidth.

Burst Size

Specifies how large a burst can be in kilobytes (KB).