This article describes how to manage Server Security Groups

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 for creating and managing a Server Security Group:

  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 Network Domain must be in a Normal state.
  5. Target Network Domain must be an Advanced or Enterprise Network Domain
  6. Server Security Group name must be between 1-24 characters in length
  7. Server Security Group name cannot contain spaces
  8. Server Security Group name cannot begin with a number or a dot/period/full stop
  9. Server Security Group name must be unique
  10. No NICs on a Server can be associated with any VLAN Security Groups
  11. A Server can only be assigned to one Server Security Group at a time
  12. Each Network Domain is limited to a total of 300 Security Groups (VLAN Security Groups and Server Security Groups in the aggregate)
  13. Each Data Center location is limited to a total of 9,000 total Security Groups (VLAN Security Groups and Server Security Groups in the aggregate)
  14. You cannot downgrade a Network Domain from Advanced or Enterprise to Essentials if any Security Group(s) exist on the Network Domain

Content / Solution:

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


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the (Advanced or Enterprise) Network Domain on which you want to manage 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:

Create a Server Security Group

  1. Click on the Actions button and select Add Server Security Group from the drop-down menu:


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


  3. Fill out the form with the requested information:

  4. Once the form has been filled out, click the Save button:


  5. The system will display a success message:


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

Edit a Server Security Group

  1. Locate the Server Security Group that you want to edit from the pool in the Server Security Groups menu. Click on the manage gear and select Edit Server Security Group from the drop-down menu:


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


  3. Fill out the form with the desired information:

  4. Once the form has been filled out, click the Save button:


  5. The system will display a success message:


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

 



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