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How to create a NAT rule to allow outbound traffic to the internet

Summary

To allow outbound traffic to the internet you need to create a NAT and Firewall rule. 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 NAT tab and click + SNAT RULE.

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  4. Fill in the fields and click Keep.
    Original Source IP/Range: Enter the subnet IP from the Organization Network.
    Translated Source IP/Range: Enter the Public IP address from the Edge gateway.
    Leave the other fields default.

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  5. Save the SNAT rule by clicking Save changes.

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

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

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  8. Hover your mouse to the Source field and click the + button.

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  9. Select the Organization Network and press the button to add this network.

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  10. Click Keep.

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  11. Leave the other fields as default and click Save changes.

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