You can add an existing security group component to the design canvas in preparation for associating its settings to one or more machine components or other available component types in the blueprint.

You can use an existing security group component to add an NSX security group to the design canvas and configure its settings for use with vSphere machine components and Software or XaaS components that pertain to vSphere.

You can add multiple network and security components to the blueprint design canvas.


  • Create and configure a security group in NSX. See Checklist for Preparing NSX Network and Security Configuration and NSX Administration Guide.

  • Verify that the NSX plug-in for vRealize Automation is installed and that the NSX inventory has executed successfully for your cluster .

    To use NSX configurations in vRealize Automation, you must install the NSX plug-in and run data collection.

  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an infrastructure architect.

  • Open a new or existing blueprint in the design canvas by using the Design tab.


  1. Click Network & Security in the Categories section to display the list of available network and security components.
  2. Drag an Existing Security Group component onto the design canvas.
  3. Select an existing security group from the Security Group drop-down menu.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Finish to save the blueprint as draft or continue configuring the blueprint.


You can continue configuring security settings by adding additional security components and by selecting settings in the Security tab of a vSphere machine component in the blueprint canvas.