Configuring a Community for use in BGP Routing Policy Conditions (NSM Procedure)

A community is a group of destinations that share a common property. You can define a community for use in a BGP routing policy match condition.

To configure a community for a BGP routing policy in NSM:

  1. In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. In the Devices list, double-click the device to select it.
  3. Click the Configuration tab.
  4. In the configuration tree, expand Policy Options.
  5. Select Community.
  6. Add or modify the parameters as specified in Table 43.
  7. Click one:
    • OK—To save the changes.
    • Cancel—To cancel the modifications.
    • Apply — To apply the protocol settings.

Note: After you make changes to a device configuration, you must push that updated device configuration to the physical security device for those changes to take effect. You can update multiple devices at one time. See the Updating Devices section in the Network and Security Manager Administration Guide for more information.

Table 43: Community Configuration Details



Your Action


Specifies the name of the community.

Enter the name.


Specifies the comment for the community.

Enter the comment.

Invert Match

Enables you to invert the results for the community expression.

Select the check-box if you want to invert the results. Clear the check-box if you do not want to invert the results.


Specifies one or more community members.

  1. Select Members.
  2. Click the New button or select a member and click the Edit button.
  3. Enter the member community.
  4. Click OK, then click OK again.