By using distributed firewall, you can apply a set of level 3 firewall rules across a single data center group.

Distributed firewall is not enabled by default. When you enable it, you create a single default security policy.


Verify that you are a system administrator.


  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. In the Distributed Firewall section, click Activate and confirm that you want to activate the distributed firewall.

What to do next

Create distributed firewall rules.