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VMware vSphere Security Cookbook by Mike Greer

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Managing NAT rules and static routes

Name Address Translation (NAT) rules are often used to shield internal IP address ranges from those used in the public Internet. vShield Edge offers Source NAT (SNAT) and Destination NAT (DNAT) rule types. Static routes can also be defined when required to ensure that traffic reaches the correct subnet via a predetermined gateway.

Getting ready

In order to proceed, we require access to vShield App through the vSphere Client plugin. The client can be run on any modern Windows desktop operating system or server operating system.

Note

The vShield vSphere Client plugin requires Adobe Flash, which is not supported on Linux operating systems at this time.

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