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Description

This article explains how to import bulk Firewall Rules from a .csv file

Important Note

 For instructions on how to download firewall rules as a .csv file, see How to Manage Firewall Rules on a Network Domain 

Prerequisites:

  1. This article applies only to MCP 2.0 Data Center locations. For details on MCP 1.0 equivalent functions, see How to Manage ACL Rules on a Cloud Network
  2. Only the Primary Administrator or a Sub-Admin with the Network role can create Firewall Rules on a Network Domain.
  3. This article assumes you understand the behavior of Firewall Rules in an MCP 2.0 Data Center location. For details on this behavior, see: Introduction to Firewall Rules for Cloud Network Domains in MCP 2.0

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, select the Data Center where the Network Domain into which you want to import a Firewall Rule list is deployed:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the Network Domain into which you want to import a Firewall Rule:


  3. The Network Domain dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Firewall Rules tab:


  4. Click on the Actions menu and select Import Firewall Rules from the drop-down menu:


  5. The Import Firewall Rules dialog will be displayed:


  6. Click on the Browse button to find the desired firewall rule list .csv file on your local computer. Once you have selected the correct file, click Open:


  7. The Import Firewall Rules dialog will be displayed again, and the Firewall Rule policy will be populated into the dialog:


  8. Click on the Add Firewall Rules button to begin the import of the Firewall Rule policy:


  9. The system will begin to import the Firewall Rules. The progress of the operation will be displayed in the Import Firewall Rules dialog:
    SCREENSHOT

  10. Once complete, The Import Firewall Rules dialog will display which Firewall Rules were successfully imported, and which Firewall Rules failed. You can click the Download Failed Rules button to download a .csv file of only the failed Firewall Rules and attempt to import them again:
    SCREENSHOT



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