Creating a resource group - Amazon Network Firewall
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Creating a resource group

You can create a resource group either in the Network Firewall console or with the Amazon Resource Groups CreateGroup API. Use the following procedure to create a resource group in the Network Firewall console. For information about creating a resource group in Resource Groups, see AWS::NetworkFirewall::RuleGroup in the Resource Groups User Guide.

To create a resource group in the console
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Amazon VPC console at

  2. In the navigation pane, under Network Firewall, choose Network Firewall resource groups.

  3. Choose Create resource group.

  4. Enter a Name to identify the resource group.


    You can't change the name after you create the resource group.

  5. (Optional) Enter a Description for the resource group.

  6. For Grouping criteria, choose the resource types and tags to associate to this resource group. As you create, update, or delete resources in your account in the current Region that match the grouping criteria, Network Firewall automatically updates this resource group with those changes.

    • Resource types - Choose the resource types to include in the resource group. Network Firewall supports the following resource types:

      • Amazon EC2 instances

      • Amazon EC2 network interfaces

    • Tags - Add key value tags to the resource types. A tag consists of a key and a value, both of which you define. For example, if you have two Amazon EC2 instances, you might assign both a tag key of "Stack." But the value of "Stack" might be "Testing" for one and "Production" for the other. You can choose from the existing tags in your account, or add your own tags. For information about best practices for tagging resources, see Best practices for tag names in the Amazon Tag Editor User Guide.

  7. Select the Preview resources button to preview the resources in your account in the current Region that match the grouping criteria. The resources that match the grouping criteria display in the Preview resources section. If there aren't resources that match the grouping criteria, no resources will display. However, if at any time you create resources that match the grouping criteria, Network Firewall will automatically display these resources in the Preview resources pane.

  8. (Optional) In the Add tags section, enter a key and optional value for any tag that you want added to this resource group. Tags help you organize and manage your Amazon resources. For more information about tagging your resources, see Tagging Amazon Network Firewall resources.

  9. Choose Create resource group.

Your new resource group is added to the list in the Resource group page.

To use a resource group, include the resource group's Amazon Resource Name (ARN) in a stateful rule's IP set reference. For information about using resource groups in IP set references, see Referencing resource groups.