You can edit and delete only the user-defined firewall rules that were added to an edge gateway. You cannot edit or delete an auto-generated rule or a default rule, except for changing the action setting of the default rule. You can change the priority order of user-defined rules.

For details about the available settings for the various cells of a rule, see Add an NSX Data Center for vSphere Edge Gateway Firewall Rule in the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal.


  1. Open Edge Gateway Services.
    1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking and click Edge Gateways.
    2. Select the edge gateway that you want to edit and click Services.
  2. Click the Firewall tab.
  3. Manage the firewall rules.
    • Deactivate a rule by clicking the green check mark in its No. cell. The green check mark turns to a red deactivated icon. If the rule is deactivated and you want to activate the rule, click the red deactivated icon.
    • Edit a rule name by double-clicking in its Name cell and typing the new name.
    • Modify the settings for a rule, such as the source or action settings, by selecting the appropriate cell and using the displayed controls.
    • Delete a rule by selecting it and clicking the Delete button located above the rules table.
    • Hide system-generated rules by using the Show only user-defined rules toggle.
    • Move a rule up or down in the rules table by selecting the rule and clicking the up and down arrow buttons located above the rules table.
  4. Click Save changes.