A fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is the complete domain name for a specific host on the Internet. FQDNs are used in firewall rules to allow or reject traffic going to specific domains.
- Full FQDN names such as maps.google.com or myapp.corp.com
- Partial REGEX with * at the beginning only such as *eng.northpole.com or *yahoo.com
- FQDN name length up to 64 characters
- FQDN names should end with the registered Top Level Domain (TLD) such as .com, .org, or .net
example.com, would not include any sub domains.
- From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
- Select .
- Select the Attribute Types tab, and FQDNs.
A table of system-generated FQDNs appears.
- Select .
- Enter the domain name in form *[hostname].[domain]. For example, *abracadabra.com
Do not include http:// or any other header.
- Click Save.
The user-defined FQDN is shown in the table of available FQDNs, with User in the Created By column.
- (Optional) To display a subset of FQDNs, click Filter by Name, Path and more and select Created by or Domain.
What to do next
FQDNs can be used in context profiles for distributed firewall rules.