Configuring vGW Series Installation Settings

This topic covers installation settings that you configure using the vGW Security Design VM. You use the Install Settings section of the Settings module for this purpose. The Install Settings page contains the following panes:

In the VMsafe installation pane, you can:

For details on installing a vGW Security VM on an ESX , see Installing vGW Security VMs on ESX/ESXi Hosts.

If you enable the Auto-Secure feature, it automatically secures VMs and attaches security policies to them. If you choose to secure VMs automatically, you have the option of excluding a group within the selected group from being automatically secured.

For details on securing VMs or removing them from a secured network manually, see Securing and Unsecuring Virtual Machines Using the vGW Security Design VM.

You can configure information that allows you to assign separate policies to individual vNICs.

For a VM with multiple vNICs, the Policy per vNIC feature allows you to use different policies for each of the vNICs. Users with VMs that connect to more than one port group/vSwitch may want different policies for each of the networks that their VMs connect to. The Policy per vNIC optional parameter, SecurePervNIC, allows you to secure some of a VM’s vNICs while leaving other of its vNICs unsecured. In this case, it is the VM/port group that you secure. That is, you can use different policies for a VM based on the VM/port group. To use SecurePervNIC, you must enable Policy Per vNIC. When you use SecurepervNIC, the actual distinction is the port group, not the vNIC. That is, the vNICs of a VM are secured per VM and port group. This is due to the ambiguity of having both a secured and unsecured connection to the same Port Group. To use SecurePervNIC, you must enable Policy Per vNIC.

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