You can add a rule and save the configuration without publishing it. You can then load and publish the saved configuration at a later time.


Add a firewall rule. See Add a Distributed Firewall Rule.


Click Save Changes.


Type a name and description for the configuration and click OK.


Click Preserve Configuration to preserve this change.

NSX can save up to 100 configurations. After this limit is exceeded, saved configurations marked with Preserve Configurationare preserved while older non-preserved configurations are deleted to make room for preserved configurations.


Do one of the following.

Click Revert Changes to go back to the configuration that existed before you added the rule. When you want to publish the rule you just added, click the Load Configuration icon, select the rule that you saved in step 3 and click OK.

Click Update Changes to continue adding rules.