Using the Applied To field, you can narrow down the scope at which you want to apply the rule.

About this task

If the rule contains virtual machines/vNICS in the source and destination fields, you must add both the source and destination virtual machines/vNICS to Applied To for the rule to work correctly.

Procedure

In Applied To, define the scope at which this rule is applicable. Make appropriate selections as described in the table below and click OK. Note that if you adding a rule for remote desktop access, the Applied To field is not supported.

To apply a rule to

Do this

All prepared clusters in your environment

Select Apply this rule on all clusters on which Distributed Firewall is installed. After you click OK, the Applied To column for this rule displays Distributed Firewall.

All NSX Edge gateways in your environment

Select Apply this rule on all the Edge gateways. After you click OK or SAVE, the Applied To column for this rule displays All Edges.

If both the above options are selected, the Applied To column displays Any.

One or more cluster, datacenter, distributed virtual port group, NSX Edge, network, virtual machine, vNIC, or logical switch

In the Available list, select one or more objects and click add.