You can use a number of criteria to filter your rule set, which allows for easy rule modification.


  1. In the upper left hand corner of the Firewall window, click Filter.

    The Filter dialogue box appears.

  2. For filtering you can search in:
    • Sources - Searches inbound firewall rules.

    • Destinations - Searches outbound firewall rules.

    • Applied To - Searches rules on the Applied to criteria.

    • Services - From this list, select the application or service to be allowed or blocked. The list already displays many common services, but you are not limited to these choices. Use the Services cell to add any additional services or applications that do not already appear.

  3. Click the criteria you want to search in and it appears at the top of the box.
  4. Select the type of search:
    • IP Set - This option lists all of the IP address of either the rule source or destination.

    • Logical Port - Filters on logical ports.

    • Logical Switch - Filters on Logical switches.

    • NSGroup - Filters on NSGroups.

    The filter result appears in the box.