The Startup Policy determines when a service starts. You can configure how service startup relates to a firewall configuration by editing the Startup Policy.


Log in to a vCenter Server system using the vSphere Client.


Select the host in the inventory panel.


Click the Configuration tab and click Security Profile.

The vSphere Client displays a list of active incoming and outgoing connections with the corresponding firewall ports.


Click Properties.

The Firewall Properties dialog box lists all the services and management agents you can configure for the host.


Select the service to configure, and click Options.

The Startup Policy dialog box determines when the service starts. This dialog box also provides information about the current state of the service and provides an interface for manually starting, stopping, or restarting the service.


Select a policy from the Startup Policy list.


Click OK.