Description

This article describes how to add or remove a cloud server to/from a Server Security Group in an MCP 2.0 Data Center

Note: Server Security Groups are only available in specific Private Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud environments. As such, if Server Security Groups have not been enabled for your environment, the Server Security Groups tab will not be displayed.

Prerequisites:

  1. Only the Primary Administrator or a sub-administrator with the Network role can manage a Server Security Group
  2. Security Groups must have been enabled in the Data Center Location
  3. The Data Center must not be in VMware maintenance
  4. Target Server must be in a Normal state.
  5. Target Server must be associated with an Advanced Network Domain
  6. No NICs on a Server can be associated with any VLAN Security Groups
  7. A Server can only be assigned to one Server Security Group at a time
  8. A Server Security Group can have a maximum of 100 member Servers. 
  9. You cannot add a Cloud Server to a Server Security Group if it is in Snapshot Preview. You must first migrate the Snapshot Preview Server to a Normal Server. See Introduction to Cloud Server Snapshot Feature 

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, click on the Data Center where Network Domain on which you want to add or remove a Server to/from a Server Security Groups is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the (Advanced) Network Domain on which you want to add or remove a Server to/from a Server Security Group:


  3. The Network Domain dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Servers tab, then click on the Server Security Groups menu:

Add a Server to a Security Group

  1. Locate the Server Security Group to which you want to add Servers from the pool in the Server Security Groups menu. Click on the manage gear and select Add Servers to Server Security Group from the drop-down menu:


  2. The Add Server to Server Security Group dialog will be displayed:


  3. Enter either the Server Name or Private IPv4 Address. The system will auto-populate any matches. Select the Server that you want to add to the Server Security Group:


  4. Once the desired Server has been selected, click Save:

    Note: verify that you have selected the correct server.

  5. The system will display a success message:


  6. The Server will be added to the Server Security Group and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:

    Note: Click on the drop-down icon  to expand the list of Servers in the Server Securit Group.

Remove a Server from a Security Group

  1. Locate the Server you want to remove from a Server Security Group. Click on the manage gear and select Remove Server from Server Security Group from the drop-down menu:


  2. The Remove Server from Server Security Group dialog will be displayed. Verify that you have selected the correct Server and click Confirm:


  3.  The system will display a success message:


  4. The Server will be removed from the Server Security Group and the UI will be updated to reflect the change: