A service is a protocol or software component in your environment. A policy contains rules that apply to services.

Examples of a service are FTP. HTTP, AD Server, DHCP Server, Oracle Database, and so on.


  1. From your browser, log in to the NSX Policy Manager at https://nsx-policy-manager-IP-address.
  2. Select Infra > Services from the navigation panel.
  3. Click Add New Service.
  4. Enter a name for the service.
  5. Click Set Service Entries to add service entries.
    1. Click Add New Service Entry.
    2. Select a service type.
      The available types are IP, IGMP, ICMP, ALG, TCP, and UDP.
    3. Click the Additional Properties dropdown list to select a property.
    You can add additional entries, edit or delete entries.
  6. Click Save.