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VMware vSphere Security Cookbook by Mike Greer

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Configuring firewall rules for VXLAN virtual wires

VXLAN virtual wires rely on vShield Edge to provide port-level firewall functionality to isolate and allow specific traffic between networks configured on a given vShield Edge gateway. The firewall rule management consists of source, destination, and traffic types as categorized by predefined services. Since vShield Edge integrates with VXLAN, it is more efficient to configure firewall rules through vShield Edge to ensure traffic flow to VMs on the virtual wires.

Getting started

To proceed, we'll require access to vShield App through the vSphere Client plugin. The plugin can be enabled through the Plug-ins menu in vSphere Client. The client can be run on any modern Windows desktop operating system ...

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