Firewall Manager v2 is a tool within the MyRackspace Portal. This article describes a feature within this tool - the object-group, an easy to use feature that groups and sorts like items such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, ports, or protocols.
To learn more about the tool, see Firewall Manager v2.
Object-groups improve the organization and readability of a firewall's running configuration. A running configuration that is easy to read and modify reduces the chances for a misconfiguration and increases the ability to troubleshoot issues quickly.
In Firewall Manager v2, object-groups are referred to as IP groups. You can view, modify, add, and delete any object-group on your firewall. For more information, see the following articles:
Object-groups are commonly used to make the configuration of a firewall's access list more easily readable and controlled, which assists in support and troubleshooting. Instead of creating individual access-list rules for each component of an object-group, you can reference an object-group in an access-list rule. For example, if an object-group contains 100 IP hosts, you can create one access-list rule that performs a required action on all the hosts in the object-group, rather than creating 100 access-list rule in the running configuration that individually specifies each host.
Updated 4 months ago