You can add an existing NSX 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.

By default, security groups that are applicable to the current tenant are exposed when authoring a blueprint. Specifically, security groups are made available if the associated endpoint has a reservation in the current tenant. For additional information about controlling tenancy access, see Controlling Tenant Access for Security Objects.



  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 design canvas.