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How to create a firewall rule

Summary

To control the incoming and outgoing network traffic to and from the edge gateway, you create firewall rules. This article describes how you can do this.

Prerequisites

  • An Organization Network.

Getting Started

  1. Login to the customer tenant environment from Copaco VMware Cloud.

  2. Click Edges, select the Edge gateway rule and click Services.

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  3. Go to the Firewall tab and click the + icon.

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  4. A new rule is created. Double click the text “New Rule” and enter a preferred name. In this case I’ll name it Block traffic.

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  5. Move your mouse to the Source field and choose IP or +. If you leave this field empty it will be Any.

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    1. If you click IP, you can manually enter an IP address, CIDR or IP Range. Click Keep to continue.

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    2. If you click +, you can select an object. Click Keep to continue.

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  6. Move your mouse to the Destination field and choose IP or +. If you leave this field empty it will be Any.

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  7. Move your mouse to the Service field and click +. If you leave this field empty it will be Any.

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  8. Select a protocol, Source and Destination port and click Keep.

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  9. Move your mouse to the Action field and use the drop-down button to Accept/Deny

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  10. Check the Enable logging checkbox if you wish to enable logging for this rule.

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  11. Save the changes by clicking Save changes.

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