Create security groups for use in configuring firewall rules for the groups of applications in the SDDC.

About this task

A security group is a collection of assets (or objects) from your vSphere inventory that you group together.

You perform this procedure multiple times to configure all the necessary security groups. In addition, you create the VMware Appliances and Windows Servers groups from the security groups you add in the previous repetitions of this procedure.

Table 1. Security Group for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Name

Object Type

Selected Object

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

IP Sets

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

VMware Appliances

Security Groups

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Prerequisites

An IP set for the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager appliance is created.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the Navigator, click Networking & Security and click NSX Managers.
  3. Select the 172.16.11.65 NSX Manger instance, and click the Manage tab.
  4. Click Grouping Objects, select Security Group, and click the Add new Security Group icon. 

    The Add Security Group wizard appears.

  5. On the Name and description page, enter vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager in the Name text box, select the Mark this object for Universal Synchronization check box, and click Next

    For all security groups that you configure, select the Mark this object for Universal Synchronization check box.

  6. On the Select objects to include page, select IP Sets from the Object Type drop-down menu, select vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from the list of available objects, click the Add button, and click Next.
  7. On the Ready to Complete page, verify the configuration values that you entered and click Finish.
  8. In Security Group, select the group label VMware Appliances and click the Edit Security Group icon. 

    The Edit Security Group wizard appears.

  9. On the Name and description page, click Next.
  10. On the Select objects to include page, select Security Group from the Object Type drop-down menu, select vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from the list of available objects, click the Add button, and click Next.
  11. On the Ready to Complete page, verify the configuration values that you entered and click Finish.