Before you can manage the distributed firewall settings on an organization virtual data center, you must enable the distributed firewall on this organization virtual data center.

vCloud Director supports distributed firewall services on organization virtual data centers that are backed by NSX Data Center for vSphere.

Procedure

  1. From the main menu (Menu), select Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Organization VDCs.
  3. Click the radio button next to the target organization virtual data center, and click Manage Firewall.
  4. On the Distributed Firewall > General tab, turn on the Enable Distributed firewall toggle.

Results

You can see the default firewall rules, which allow all Layer 3 and Layer 2 traffic to pass through the organization virtual data center.

  • On the Distributed Firewall > General tab, you can see the default distributed firewall rule for Layer 3 traffic, named Default Allow Rule.
  • On the Distributed Firewall > Ethernet tab, you can see the default distributed firewall rule for Layer 2 traffic, named Default Allow Rule.