How to Create a Port Classification in VMM


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

In Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and System Center 2012 R2, port classifications provide global names for identifying different types of virtual network adapter port profiles. A port classification can be used across multiple logical switches while the settings for the port classification remain specific to each logical switch. For example, you might create one port classification named FAST to identify ports that are configured to have more bandwidth, and another port classification named SLOW to identify ports that are configured to have less bandwidth.

For more information about port profiles, port classifications, and logical switches, see Configuring Ports and Switches for VM Networks in VMM.

Use the following procedure to create a port classification.

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You can also create a new port classification from within the Create Logical Switch Wizard.

To create a port classification

  1. Open the Fabric workspace.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Show group, click Fabric Resources.

  3. In the Fabric pane, expand Networking, and then click Port Classifications.

  4. On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create, and then click Port Classification.

    The Create Port Classification Wizard opens.

  5. On the Name page, enter a name and optional description for the port classification, and then click OK.

Configuring Ports and Switches for VM Networks in VMM
Configuring Networking in VMM
How to Create a Logical Switch in VMM