A firewall rule section can be deleted when it is no longer used.

When you delete a firewall rule section, all rules in that section are deleted. You cannot delete a section and add it again at a different place in the firewall table. To do so, you must delete the section and publish the configuration. Then add the deleted section to the firewall table and re-publish the configuration.


Verify that Manager mode is selected in the NSX Manager user interface. See NSX Manager. If you do not see the Policy and Manager mode buttons, see Configure the User Interface Settings.


  1. Select Security > Distributed Firewall.
  2. Click the General tab for L3 rules or the Ethernet tab for L2 rules.
  3. Click the menu icon in the first column of the section and select Delete Section.
    You can also select the section and click the delete icon on the menu bar.