An organization administrator can configure certain organization vDC networks to provide firewall services. Enable the firewall on an organization vDC network to enforce firewall rules on incoming traffic, outgoing traffic, or both.

When you enable the firewall, you can specify a default firewall action to deny all incoming and outgoing traffic or to allow all incoming and outgoing traffic. You can also add specific firewall rules to allow or deny traffic that matches the rules to pass through the firewall. These rules take precedence over the default firewall action. See Add a Firewall Rule to an Organization vDC Network.

If a system administrator specified syslog server settings and those settings were applied to the organization vDC network, then you can log events related to the default firewall action. For information about applying syslog server settings, see Apply Syslog Server Settings to an Organization vDC Network. To view the current syslog server settings see View Syslog Server Settings for an Organization vDC Network.

Verify that a routed organization vDC network is in place.

1

Click Administration and select the organization vDC.

2

Click the Org vDC Networks tab, right-click the organization vDC network name, and select Configure Services.

3

Click the Firewall tab and select Enable firewall to enable firewall services, or deselect it to disable firewall services.

4

Select the default firewall action.

Option

Description

Deny

Blocks all traffic except when overridden by a firewall rule.

Allow

Allows all traffic except when overridden by a firewall rule.

5

(Optional) Select the Log check box to log events related to the default firewall action.

6

Click OK.