Understanding Switching Profiles
Lets discuss the switching profile(s) in this blog post. Switching profiles include Layer 2 networking configuration details for logical switches and logical ports. NSX Manager supports several types of switching profiles, and maintains one or more system-defined default switching profiles for each profile type.
Types of Switching profile(s):
- QoS (Quality of Service)
- Port Monitoring
- IP Discovery
- Switch Security
- MAC Management
NOTE: The administrator cannot edit or delete the default switching profiles in the NSX Manager.
Default Switching Profile(s) and profile IDs:
Each default or custom switching profile has a unique reserved identifier. You use this identifier to associate the switching profile to a logical switch or a logical port. The default QoS switching profile ID is f313290b-eba8-4262-bd93-fab5026e9495.
A logical switch or logical port can be associated with one switching profile of each type. To change the default profile, Edit the Logical Switch > click Switching Profiles tab > Select the type and then associate the custom Switching Profile.
- You cannot delete a custom switching profile if it is associated to a logical switch or a logical port.
- To find out whether any logical switches and logical ports are associated with the custom switching profile navigate to Switching > Switching Profiles > Select Switching Profile > from Overview, check the Assigned To
How to Create Switching Profiles?
To create a switching profile, navigate to Switching > Switching Profiles > click + ADD dropdown menu and select one of the Profile and enter the details and click SAVE
This is about the Switching Profiles. I hope this is informative for you and thank you for reading.
Please refer to the VMware Documentation for more information on NSX-T Data Center product at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T/index.html
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