Configure the VLAN policy on a distributed port with the vSphere Client to integrate the virtual traffic through the port with physical VLANs in a different way from the parent distributed port group.

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Log in to the vSphere Client and select the Networking inventory view.

2

Select the vSphere distributed switch in the inventory pane.

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On the Ports tab, right-click the port to modify and select Edit Settings.

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Under Policies, select VLAN.

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Select the type of VLAN filtering and marking from the VLAN Type drop-down menu.

Option

Action

None

Do not use VLAN.

Use this option in case of External Switch Tagging (EST).

VLAN

Tag traffic with the ID from the VLAN ID field.

Type a number between 1 and 4094 for Virtual Switch Tagging (VST). Type 4095 for Virtual Guest Tagging (VGT).

VLAN Trunking

Pass VLAN traffic with ID within the VLAN trunk range. You can set multiple ranges and individual VLANs by using a comma-separated list.

Use this option in VGT.

Private VLAN

Associate the traffic with a private VLAN created on the distributed switch.

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Click OK.