Create a network security group#

A security group is a collection of devices, such as virtual machines, organization virtual data center networks, or grouping objects such as security tags. You can edit security group membership by changing the membership criteria.

Before you begin#

Before you begin, to use dynamic membership ensure that you add tags to the devices you want to include in a network security group.

How to get started#

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

  2. Click Networking.

  3. Click Data Center Groups.

  4. Click the data center group network for which you want to create a network security group.

  5. Click Security Groups.

Best practice guidelines#

Consider the following guidelines when you create a network security group:




Enter a name for the security group.


Modify the name of the security group.

Manage Members

Add the networks that are associated with the data center group.

Associated VMs

Review all VMs that are associated with the security group.

This option provides a way for you to verify that your VMs are tagged correctly.