How to create a firewall rule

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How to create a firewall rule

Prerequisites to this guide:


  1. Login to your Copaco VMware Cloud portal

  2. Go to Networking => Edges and click on


  4. Click on Firewall

  5. Click on the + to add a new rule
    You can hide the automatically created system rules by clicking on Show only user-defined rules

  6. Click on the newly created rule

  7. Rename the Rule by dubbel clicking on the New Rule and choose a new one

  8. Under Source and Destination you can enter an IP address or clicking on the "+" to choose a Virtual Network

    Adding by IP-address:
    Click on IP and enter an IP-address, this can be a single private/public IP address a subnet or an IP range

    Single IP address

    /28 CIDR Subnet:

    IP range:

  9. Under Service you can Allow ANY service or add a specific protocol and destiantion port
    In this example we will add TC port 3389 for Remote Desktop
    Click under Service on "+"

    Protocol: Choose TCP
    Source Port: Leave this to any
    Destination Port: Enter 3389

    Click on KEEP
  10. Under Action you can choose to Accept or Deny the connection
    Click on the drop down icon and choose the desired Action

  11. You can enable logging on this firewall rul bu CHecking Enable logging

  12. In this example we will allow the public IP address to access RDP to any Destination and log the connection attempts

  13. Click on Save changes in Top right corner

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