This is a very useful feature which is coming with VMware distributed switch. In this article I’m going to explain about traffic filtering.
This is a port group wise feature of VMware distribute switch.
I will explain this feature by using some examples.
My requirement 1
In my VMware environment there are some virtual machines which are using one port group.I need to disable file share access on these virtual machines.
How I can achieve my target using VMware distributed switch
1.First I need to enable traffic filtering on distribute switch.
- Login to the vcenter
- Select distribute switch from networking
- Select port group where I need to enable traffic filtering
- Select Policies
- Click on Edit
- Select Enable from Status drop down list
8.Assign name for my rule .I gave Disable-Fileshare
9.Select Drop from Action drop down list
10.Im going to disable file share on both way.Once I implement this policy , users shouldn’t access file share on outside & from outside users may not access file shares on these servers.
11.Click on + sign
- Select New IP qualifier
13.Select Protocol as TCP,Select Source port is 443, Select destination port is 443,click on ök
My requirement 2
Assuming I have two management network and we have configured VMware VDP as my backup solution. But I want to restrict using backup on one of the management network.
How to do this?
- I have to follow the same steps and this time I have to select New System Traffic Qualifier
- Click on + Sign
- Select Data Protection-Backup