Set Up Dynamic Address Groups on Panorama

A security group is a logical container that assembles guests across multiple ESXi hosts in the cluster. When you create a dynamic address group that meets the right criteria and commit your changes, a corresponding security group is created on the NSX Manager. Creating security groups are required to manage and secure the guests; to understand how security groups enable policy enforcement, see Policy Enforcement using Dynamic Address Groups.
  1. Configure a dynamic address group for each security group required for your deployment.
    Shared dynamic address groups are not supported on the VM-Series for VMware NSX.
    1. Select ObjectsAddress Groups.
    2. Verify that you are configuring the dynamic address groups in a device group associated with an NSX service definition.
    3. Click Add and enter a Name and Description for the address group.
    4. Select Type as Dynamic.
    5. Define the match criteria.
      For the dynamic address group to become a security group in NSX Manager, the match criteria string must be enclosed in single quotes with the prefix _nsx_ followed by the exact name of the Address Group. For example, ‘_nsx_PAN_APP_NSX’.
    6. Repeat this process for each security group you require.
  2. Verify that the corresponding security groups are created on the NSX Manager.
    1. Select Network and SecurityService ComposerSecurity Groups.
    2. Verify that your dynamic address groups appear as security groups on the Security Groups list. Each security group is prefixed with your service definition followed by an underscore and the dynamic address group name.

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