NSX – Create/configure Firewall rule sections for specific departments

Create Distributed Firewall Rule Sections

You can add a section to segregate firewall rules. For example, you may like to have the rules for sales and engineering departments in separate sections.

1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.

2. Click Networking & Security and then click Firewall.

3. Ensure that you are in the General tab to add a section for L3 rules. Click the Ethernet tab to add a section for L2 rules.

4. Click the Add Section icon.

5. Type a name for the section and specify the position for the new section. Section names must be unique within NSX Manager.

6. Click OK.

Merge Distributed Firewall Rule Sections

You can merge sections and consolidate the rules within those sections. Note that you cannot merge a Service Composer section or the Default section.

1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.

2. Click Networking & Security and then click Firewall.

3. For the section you want to merge, click the Merge icon and specify whether you want to merge this section with the section above or below. Rules from both sections are merged.

The new section keeps the name of the section with which the other section is merged.

4. Click Publish Changes.

 

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