Description

This article describes how to view, create, and manage Firewall Port Lists on a Network Domain in a MCP 2.0 Data Center location.

For an overview of Firewall Port Lists, see Introduction to Firewall IP Address and Port Lists


Prerequisites:

  1. Port Lists are only available in MCP 2.0 Data Center Locations. 
    For information regarding the differences between MCP 1.0 and MCP 2.0 Data Center locations see: Understanding MCP 1.0 vs. MCP 2.0 Data Center Locations.
  2. The Data Center must not be in Network Maintenance.
  3. You must not have already created the maximum permitted amount of Port Lists on the Network Domain (1,000 Port Lists per Network Domain).
    Note that each Port List can contain up to 1,000 entities. A single IP address, port, subnet address, range and child list are each considered to be 1 entity on a list.
  4. Only the Primary Administrator or a User with the Network role can manage a Port List.

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, select the Data Center where the Network Domain on which you want to add a Port List is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the Network Domain on which you want to add a Port List:


  3. Click on the Firewall Rules tab:


  4. The Firewall Rules tab will expand. Click on the Port Lists tab:

Create Firewall Port List 

  1. Click on the Actions button and select Add Port List from the drop-down menu:


  2. The Add Port List dialog will be displayed:


  3. Fill out the form with the requested information:

    • Port List Name - Enter a descriptive name for the Port list. 
      • 75 character maximum, cannot include spaces, may include "_" and "."
    • Description - Enter an optional description of the Port List.
      • 255 character maximum.
    • Add to Port ListSelect from the following options from the drop-down menu. (Note the form will change to accommodate your selection):
      • Port - A single Port from 1-65535
      • Port Range - Select a range of Ports from 1-65535, where the end Port value must be greater than the begin Port value.
      • Port List - Select a Port List from the drop-down menu. Note the system will provide a list of suggestions. 
        • A single level of port nesting is permitted. Cannot select a Port List which already contains a child Port List. 
        • Cannot add the same Port List twice
    • Note that a Port List can contain multiple entities!
       
  4. Once the form has been properly filled out, click the Add Port List button:


  5. The system will display a success message:


  6. The Port List will be created and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:
     

    Note: click on the drop-down  icon to expand the list and view its contents.

Manage a Port List

  1. Click on the Manage gear for the Port List you want to edit, then select Edit Port List from the drop-down menu:


  2. The Edit Port List dialog will be displayed:


  3. Fill out the form with the requested information:

    • Port List Name - The Name of the Port List cannot be changed. You would need to delete the Port List and create a new one.
      • 75 character maximum, cannot include spaces, may include "_" and "."
    • Description - Enter an optional description of the Port List.
      • 255 character maximum.
    • Port List Contents - Select from the following options from the drop-down menu. (Note the form will change to accommodate your selection):
      • Port - A single Port from 1-65535
      • Port Range - Select a range of Ports from 1-65535, where the end Port value must be greater than the begin Port value.
      • Port List - Select a Port List from the drop-down menu. Note the system will provide a list of suggestions. 
        • A single level of port nesting is permitted. Cannot select a Port List which already contains a child Port List. 
        • Cannot add the same Port List twice
    • Note: A Port List can contain multiple entities!

  4. Once the changes have been made, click the Save button:


  5. The system will display a success message:


  6. The edit will be applied to the Port List and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:

Download Port List as CSV

  1. Click on the Actions Menu, then select Download Port List as CSV from the drop-down menu:


  2. The Port List will be downloaded to your local computer as a CSV file. Opening this file with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets is probably the easiest way of understanding the results:

    Note: The resulting file name will be in the following format: Port List - Data_Center, NetworkDomainName.csv. For example: 
    Port List-NA12, Network Domain 1.csv