You can add an NSX security tag component to the blueprint design canvas in preparation for associating its settings to one or more machine components in the blueprint.

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

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


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

  • Verify that the NSX inventory has executed successfully for your cluster.

    To use NSX configurations in vRealize Automation, you must 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 a Existing Security Tag component onto the design canvas.
  3. Click in the Security tag text box and select an existing security tag.
  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 design canvas.