In a vCloud Director environment, to modify a organization virtual datacenter's existing distributed firewall rule, use the vCloud Director tenant portal's Distributed Firewall screen.

About this task

You can edit and delete only the user-defined firewall rules that were configured for an organization virtual datacenter. You cannot edit or delete an auto-generated rule or the default distributed firewall rule.

For details about the available settings for the rule's various cells, see Add a Distributed Firewall Rule Using the Tenant Portal.


  1. Select the security services VDC network for which you want to modify firewall rules, and click Configure Services.

    The Security Services screen displays.

  2. Perform any of the following actions to manage the distributed firewall rules:
    • Disable a rule by clicking the green check mark in its No. cell. The green check mark turns to a red disabled icon. If the rule is disabled and you want to enable the rule, click the red disabled icon.

    • Edit a rule's name by double-clicking in its Name cell and typing the new name.

    • Modify the settings for a rule, such as the source or action settings, by selecting the appropriate cell and using the displayed controls.

    • Delete a rule by selecting it and clicking the x icon located above the rules table.

    • Move a rule up or down in the rules table by selecting the rule and clicking the up and down arrow icons located above the rules table.


      You can move a custom rule up or down in the table. The default rule is always at the bottom of the table and cannot be moved.

  3. Click Save Changes.