To create distributed firewall rules, you can use preconfigured application port profiles and custom application port profiles.

Application port profiles include a combination of a protocol and a port, or a group of ports, that is used for firewall services. In addition to the preconfigured default port profiles, you can create custom application port profiles.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking and then click the Data Center Groups tab.
    The list of data center groups appears.
  2. Click the target data center group.
  3. Under Security, click Application Port Profiles.
  4. In the Custom Applications pane, click New.
  5. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the application port profile.
  6. From the Protocol drop-down menu, select the protocol.
  7. Enter a port, or a range of ports, separated by a comma, and click Save.
  8. To configure additional port profiles, repeat the steps.

What to do next

Use the application port profiles to create distributed firewall rules.