NSX Basics - Creating a Firewall Rule to Block Ping Traffic

The Distributed Firewall (DFW) within NSX can be used to control what type of traffic is permitted between virtual machines even when they are running on the same host. In this video I will use security groups created in a previous demonstration to create a simple rule to block ping from a group of virtual machines.

Whilst this demonstration was quite basic I hope you can see how flexible and powerful the DFW can be in securing and controlling the type of traffic allowed between virtual machines. In future videos I will configure additional rules that build on these concepts. If you would like to know more about VMware NSX then please get in touch.

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Take a look at the other videos within this series:

1. Creating security groups

3. Creating firewall rules to control RDP Access

4. Creating firewall rules based on Active Directory user ID

5. Introducing Service Composer

6. Creating networks using logical switches