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Child objects or override calue

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I have been looking at the best approach to push a rule to multiple sites, but using a different value for the source address object at each site. For example, allow http from the users subnet to the internet, and the users subnet is different for each site.

 

 

It looks like a single rule can be created and pushed to all the sites, then the value of the source "users" subnet can be override at each site as needed.

 

Alternatively, the rule can be pushed to a device group containing all the sites, and then an object of the same name can be created in child device groups with the appropriate value.

 

Essentially, using object inheritance, or object override.

 

Is one of these approaches best practice and why, or is it use case specific.

 

Thanks team

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

I would advise against the local override option as that will inevitably lead to problems/confusions/accidents

Relying on inheritance is a good approach as that's predictable and controlled from panorama

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

Thanks for the reply! I did a bit of testing, it looks like if you have an object of the same name created in a parent device group and a child device group, the value on the child device group automatically has the overridden icon and the child device group value is used. (this may be different between versions)

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