You can load an autosaved or imported firewall configuration. If your current configuration contains rules managed by Service Composer, these are overridden after the import.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to Networking & Security > Security > Firewall.
  2. Ensure that you are in the Configuration > General tab to load an L3 firewall configuration. Click the Ethernet tab to load an L2 firewall configuration.
  3. Load the saved configuration
    Option Description
    NSX 6.4.1 and later
    1. Click More, then select Load Saved Configuration.
    2. Select the configuration to load and click LOAD.
    NSX 6.4.0
    1. Click the Load configuration (load) icon.
    2. Select the configuration to load and click OK.
    The current configuration is replaced by the selected configuration.

What to do next

If Service Composer rules in your configuration were overridden by the loaded configuration, click Actions > Synchronize Firewall Rules in the Security Policies tab within Service Composer.