Each location added to the Global Manager automatically becomes a region. You can also create customized regions.

Use regions to create focused groups for security and networking policies. Some regions are created automatically after you onboard locations in Global Manager. You can add more regions as necessary.
Note: Each location can be a part of only one customized region.
The following regions are added by default:
  • A Global region including all the locations added to the Global Manager.
  • One region for each location added to the Global Manager.
For existing regions, you can view the following information:
  • Name of the region.
  • Locations included in the region.
  • Groups the region belongs to.
  • Security/Network policies the region is a part of.


Refer to Security in NSX Federation for details on the implication of the span of regions and groups in creating and maintaining security policies and rules.


  1. Select Inventory > Regions.
  2. Click Add Region.
  3. Provide the following information:
    Option Description
    Name Provide a name for the region, for example, EMEA, or APAC.
    Locations Select the locations that you want to include in this region.
  4. Click Save.
    The region with the specified locations is created.

What to do next

Create Groups from Global Manager.