Predefined and custom services can be used in firewall rules.

When you create a firewall rule, you can specify that the rule applies to one or more of the network services defined in your SDDC. The default list includes VMware services such as remote console and provisioning, standard services such as IKE, ICMP, and TCP, and many well-known third party services. You can add services to this list by selecting values, typically ports and protocols, from a list of service types and additional service properties.


  1. Log in to the VMC Console at
  2. Select Networking & Security > Services.
    The predefined services appear.
  3. Click ADD NEW SERVICE and type the service name.
  4. Select Set Service Entries > ADD NEW SERVICE ENTRY.
  5. Select the Service Type from the drop-down menu and specify any Additional Properties of the service.
  6. Click SAVE to create the service definition.