You can create a service and then define rules for that service.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Networking & Security and then under Networking & Security Inventory click NSX Managers.
  3. Click an NSX Manager in the Name column and then click the Manage tab.
    • You must select the primary NSX Manager if you need to manage universal services.

  4. Click the Grouping Objects tab and then click Service.
  5. Click the Add (add) icon.
  6. Type a Name to identify the service.
  7. (Optional) Type a Description for the service.
  8. Select a Protocol.
    1. Depending on the protocol selected, you may be prompted to enter further information, such as destination port.
  9. (Optional) Select Enable inheritance to allow visibility at underlying scopes.
  10. (Optional) Select Mark this object for Universal Synchronization to create a universal service.
  11. Click OK.


The service appears in the Services table.