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Address Groups

Configuration > Templates & Policies > ACLs > Address Groups

Use the Address Groups tab to view and manage address groups in your SD-WAN network. An address group is a logical collection of IP hosts or subnets that can be referenced in source or destination matching criteria in the zone based firewall and security policies (route, QOS, optimization, and so forth).

NOTE: Orchestrator supports up to 8MB of address group definitions. For current usage, check the Address Groups UI.


Add an Address Group

Follow the steps below to create a new address group:

  1. Click Add Group to open the Add Address Group dialog box.


  2. Provide the following details in the fields provided:

    Field Description
    Group name Enter a unique name for the group, up to 64 characters long.

    NOTE: Group names can only contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, dots, underscores, and hyphens.
    IPs to include Enter one or more IP addresses or subnets to include in the group (see Address Group Formats below).
    IPs to exclude Enter one or more IP addresses to exclude, in the case where you are including an IP range.
    Groups to include Enter the name of one or more address groups to include.

    NOTE: Group inclusion only supports two levels of nesting. For example, if Group1 includes Group2 and Group2 includes Group3, you could not include Group1 anywhere because it already contains two levels of nested groups.
    Comment Enter an optional comment that describes the address group and how it might be used.
  3. Click Add to create the address group, or click Cancel to close the dialog box without making any changes.

Add a Rule to an Address Group

Follow the steps below to add a rule to an existing address group:

  1. Select the address group to which you want to add a rule from the drop-down list above the table.

  2. Click Add Rule to open the Add Rule dialog box.


  3. Provide the details for the new rule in the fields provided (see field descriptions in Add an Address Group).

  4. Click Add to create the rule or click Cancel to close the dialog box without making any changes.

Delete an Address Group

Follow the steps below to delete an address group:

  1. Select the address group you want to delete from the drop-down list above the table.

  2. Click Delete Group.

    A confirmation dialog box opens.

  3. Click Delete to confirm your choice and permanently remove the selected group and all of its rules. Otherwise, click Cancel to return to the list without deleting the group.

Export Address Groups

You can export the current address groups to a CSV file as a backup to make bulk modifications outside of the Orchestrator UI.

To export address groups:

  1. Click Export CSV.

  2. In the save dialog box, browse to the location where you want to save the file, provide a name for the file, and then click Save.

  3. Open the saved file in Excel or another program to view or modify its contents.


    NOTE: When editing exported rules and address groups, you can modify the included or excluded IPs, included groups, or comments to overwrite the same rule when imported. If you modify the group name on a rule, however, it will create a new rule when imported.

Import Address Groups

To import address groups from a CSV file:

NOTE: You can import a file that was exported and modified, or a new file that contains data in the same rows and columns as the exported file. Columns are ordered as Name, Included IPs, Excluded IPs, Included Groups, and Comment. The first row of the import file will be ignored.

  1. Click Bulk Import to open the Address Groups - Bulk Upload dialog box.


  2. Click Choose File, locate and select the CSV file to be imported, and then click Open.

  3. Review the groups and rules to be imported.

  4. Click Save to import the file and merge with or replace the existing address groups, or click Cancel to close the dialog box without making any changes.

View a Single Address Group

By default, all address groups are displayed in the table on the Address Groups tab. To filter the table to a single address group, select the group from the drop-down list above the table.

NOTE: You can only add rules to an existing group when viewing a single address group. You cannot add a group with the same name as an existing group.

Edit or Delete a Rule

To edit or delete an existing rule, click the edit icon to the right of the rule. The Edit Rule dialog box opens.


  • To edit the rule, modify the available fields, and then click Save.

  • To delete the rule, click Delete.

Using Address Groups in Match Criteria

When specifying match criteria for IP/Subnet, you can use an address group by enabling the Src:Dest and Groups options.


Address Group Formats

An address group can include IP addresses, subnets, address groups, or any combination thereof. For IPs and subnets, the following formats are allowed:

  • One or more IP addresses: or,,

  • IP subnet: or

  • IP range:

  • IP range and subnet: 10.10-20.0.0/16, 10.10-20.0.0/

  • IP wildcard: 10.10.10.* (you can use the wildcard in any octet)

  • Wildcard and mask: 10.*.0.0/16, 10.*.0.0/

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