Enabling logs for section rules records information on packets for all of the rules in a section. Depending on the number of rules in a section, a typical firewall section will generate large amounts of log information and can affect performance.

About this task

Logs are stored in the /var/log/dfwpktlogs.log file on vSphere ESXi and KVM hosts.


  1. Select Firewall in the navigation panel.
  2. In the first column, click the wheel icon. Select Disable Logs for Section Rules or Enable Logs for Section Rules.
  3. Click Save.