Description

This article describes how to create, view, and manage VLAN Security Groups on a Network Domain in a MCP 2.0 Data Center location.

Prerequisites:

  1. VLAN Security Groups must be enabled in the Data Center. See How do I Identify Hardware Specifications and Capabilities Available in a Data Center Location.
    • Note: VLAN Security Groups are only available in specific Private Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud locations. For details, see Introduction to Security Groups.
  2. Only the Primary Administrator or a User with the Network role can manage VLAN Security Groups.
  3. The Network Domain on which the VLAN resides must be "Advanced". For instructions on switching between Network Domain types, see How to View and Manage a Network Domain in a MCP 2.0 Data Center.
  4. VMware cannot be in maintenance.
  5. The VLAN on which you want to create or manage Security Groups must be in a Normal state.
  6. Each VLAN is limited to a total of 300 Security Groups, each Security Group is limited to 100 NICs, and each Data Center is limited to a total of 9,000 Security Groups per Organization regardless of the number of VLANs.
  7. Security Group names must contain between 1-24  alphanumeric characters, cannot include spaces, and must be unique to the Organization ID and Location. 

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, click on the Data Center where Network Domain on which you want to manage VLAN Security Groups is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the Network Domain on which you want to manage a VLAN Security Group is located:

Create a VLAN Security Group

  1. The Network Domain dashboard will be displayed. Click on the VLANs and Servers tab. Click on the Actions button and select Add VLAN Security Group from the dropdown menu:


  2. The Add VLAN Security Group dialog will be displayed:


  3. Fill out the form with the requested information:

    • VLAN - Select the VLAN on which the VLAN Security Group will be created.
    • Name - Enter a descriptive Name for the VLAN Security Group.
      • Security Group Names should be between 1-24 alphanumeric characters.
      • Additional acceptable characters are "_" and "."
      • Can not begin, end with, or include spaces.
      • Must be unique to the Organization ID and Location (Data Center).
    • Description - Enter an optional Description. 255 characters maximum.
       
  4. Once the form has been filled out, click the Save button:


  5. The system will display a success message:


  6. The VLAN Security Group will be created and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:

    Note: You must add NICs to the VLAN Security Group for any traffic management to take effect.

    For an overview of Security Group functionality, see Introduction to Security Groups

    For information on adding a NIC to the Security Group, see How to Add or Remove a Cloud Server NIC to / from a VLAN Security Group 

Edit a VLAN Security Group

  1. Select the VLAN on which the Security Group you want to edit is located. Click on the VLAN Security Group tab. Click on the Manage gear next to the Security Group and select Edit :


  2. The Edit VLAN Security Group dialog will be displayed:


  3. Fill out the form with the requested information:

    • Name - Enter a descriptive Name for the VLAN Security Group.

      • Security Group Names should be between 1-24 alphanumeric characters.
      • Additional acceptable characters are "_" and "."
      • Can not begin, end with, or include spaces.
      • Must be unique to the Organization ID and Location (Data Center).
    • Description - Enter an optional Description. 255 characters maximum.
       
  4. Once the form has been properly filled out, click the Save button:


  5. The system will display a success message:


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