Use the vCloud Director tenant portal to view the list of service groups that are available for use in firewall rules. In this context, a service is a protocol-port combination, and a service group is a group of services or other service groups.

About this task

You can view the available service groups using the Grouping Objects page of the vCloud Director tenant portal. The Grouping Objects page is available on both the Distributed Firewall and Edge Gateway screens.

You cannot create new service groups using the tenant portal. The set of service groups available for your use is managed by your vCloud Director system administrator.


  1. Log in to the vCloud Director Web console.
  2. Launch the tenant portal using of these two methods.
    • Right-click the name of the organization virtual datacenter and click Manage Firewall in the context menu.

    • Right-click the name of an edge gateway that has been converted to an advanced gateway and click Edge Gateway Services in the context menu.

    The tenant portal opens in a new browser tab and displays the Firewall page.

  3. Click the Grouping Objects tab to display the Grouping Objects page.
  4. Click the Service Groups tab to display the screen if it is not already visible.


The available service groups are displayed on the screen. The Description column displays the services that are grouped in each service group.