Create an edge gateway firewall rule#

The firewall for the edge gateway helps you meet the following key perimeter security requirements:

  • Building DMZs based on IP/VLAN constructs

  • Tenant-to-tenant isolation in multi-tenant virtual data centers

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • Partner (extranet) VPNs

  • User-based SSL VPNs

The edge gateway firewall rules control the so-called north-south traffic, such as traffic between your environment and the Internet. To control the traffic within your environment, refer to Create distributed firewall rules.

The NSX software provides the edge gateway firewall capability in the Rackspace Services for VMware Cloud environment.

Note: Rackspace Technology deploys an edge gateway for you when we create your account. You are not required to create an edge gateway.


  1. Log in to the Rackspace Services for VMware Cloud portal.

  2. Navigate to Networking > Edge Gateways.

  3. Click an edge gateway.

  4. Navigate to Services > Firewall in the menu.

  5. Click Edit Rules.