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Deploying FortiGate-VMX

VMware-NSX Security Fabric integration

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Configuring NSX Security Groups

NSX Manager configures re-direction rules based on Security Groups, and it enables FortiGate-VMX Service Manager to create policy based on Security Group objects.

  1. Log in with the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Choose Networking & Security.
  3. Select Service Composer.
  4. Click the Security Groups tab and add or edit an existing Security Group.

You can set up static or dynamic Security Groups. VMware entities can encompass any of 14 different options:

  • Security Groups - Clusters
  • Logical Switches
  • Legacy Port Groups
  • Networks
  • vApps
  • Datacenters
  • IP Sets
  • MAC Sets
  • Security Tags
  • vNICs
  • Virtual Machines
  • Resource Pools
  • Distributed Port Groups

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Configuring NSX Security Groups

NSX Manager configures re-direction rules based on Security Groups, and it enables FortiGate-VMX Service Manager to create policy based on Security Group objects.

  1. Log in with the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Choose Networking & Security.
  3. Select Service Composer.
  4. Click the Security Groups tab and add or edit an existing Security Group.

You can set up static or dynamic Security Groups. VMware entities can encompass any of 14 different options:

  • Security Groups - Clusters
  • Logical Switches
  • Legacy Port Groups
  • Networks
  • vApps
  • Datacenters
  • IP Sets
  • MAC Sets
  • Security Tags
  • vNICs
  • Virtual Machines
  • Resource Pools
  • Distributed Port Groups