implement security groups in vCenter
|Category:||Drivers - Network|
#3 Updated by Miguel Ángel Álvarez Cabrerizo about 4 years ago
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ESX nodes have a firewall which is not based in iptables that can be configured through a firewall subsystem using rulesets. Although ports, incoming or outgoing traffic, and protocols can be used in the rulesets, we can’t specify a destination which will always be the ESX host, so we can’t use the ESX firewall to apply rules with a VM as source or destination. This firewall only lives between hosts in the management network interface.
The vSphere security guide doesn’t provide any further information on how to set firewall rules for VMs, virtual networks or vNICs using the vSphere client. So far we could only think on a VM like the virtual router that could enforce some rules.