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    About the Security Groups Page

    To access this page, select Security Director > Monitor > NSX Inventory > Security Groups.

    Use the Security Groups page to view a list of security groups obtained from NSX and the corresponding dynamic address groups created by Security Director.

    The security groups updates are automatically synchronized by Security Director. By default, the resynchronization interval is set to 3 hours. You can modify the interval time by editing the application configuration file in the Policy Enforcer VM at /etc/nsxmicro/conf/application.conf. In the configuration file, modify nsx_resync_interval = <value in seconds> [default is set to 3 hours, 3*60*60].

    Run the command service nsxmicro restart to restart the NSX micro service to load the new resynchronization interval.

    Tasks You Can Perform

    You can perform the following task from this page:

    • View members of the security group.

    Field Descriptions

    Table 1 provides guidelines on using the fields on the Security Groups page.

    Table 1: Fields on the Security Groups Page



    NSX Manager

    Specifies the name of the NSX Manager from which the corresponding security group is obtained.


    Specifies the name of the security group.


    Click View to view the list of VMs belonging to a security group.

    If the vCenter is associated with the NSX Manager, the members list shows the VM names with IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

    DAG Name

    Specifies the name of a dynamic address group created for each security group.

    The dynamic address group name is created in the format <NSX Manager name>-<security group name>.


    Specifies the definition of a security group.

    Modified: 2017-12-21