Export Import and Load Distributed Firewall configurations

 

Export Distributed Firewall configurations

 
Step 1. Open the vSphere Web Client and navigate to Networking & Security -> Firewall
 
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Step 2. Select the Export Configuration button
 
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Step 3. Then click Download and Save the file.
 
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Import Distributed Firewall configurations

 
Step 4. Click the Saved Configurations tab then click on the Import Configuration button
 
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Step 5. Browse for your configuration then click OK
 
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Load Distributed Firewall configurations

 
Step 6. Navigate back to the Configuration tab then click the Load Saved Configuration button.
 
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Step 7. Select your Configuration then click OK. Select Yes and Publish Changes
 
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2 Comments

  1. CCDE -  July 5, 2015 - 12:39 am 192

    Thank you for posting this, I was wondering what is the difference between Import configuration, and load saved configuration ?!
    you make it clear, so in order to apply a configuration stored in a file, you need first to imported as before step 4, so you can see it under saved configuration, so you can then proceed with step 5 and then step 6 and step 7.

    Really I am not sure why VMware uses this approach in order to restore a configuration, as it should be a one setup process import/ upload done 🙂

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  2. Rajeev -  May 18, 2016 - 11:39 pm 483

    Hi Sean

    I have 2 separate instance of NSX running in 2 Data center.
    In DC 1 I have configured some few NSX firewall rules. (close to around 250 rules)
    I want to export these configurations & import it to the other DC NSX.
    I did the export & import. But while importing it is not allowing.
    The reason for this is because in the DC 2 NSX there is no service group or IP Sets or service groups configured.
    Is there any way i can export these from DC 1 to the DC 2 NSX.

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