Panorama 9.1.4. I'm sure this is a bug...
When a shared and device-group specific object with the same name exist, renaming the shared object updates references in the child device-group resulting in those objects (policies, profiles, address-groups, whatever) inheriting the shared object value instead of the DG-specific one. This should not happen - only references to the shared object should change.
Shared object: foo (126.96.36.199)
DG1 object: foo (188.8.131.52)
DG1 object: bar (184.108.40.206)
DG1 rule: foo (220.127.116.11) -> bar (18.104.22.168)
Renaming shared object "foo" to "foo-a" will result in the following:
DG1 rule: foo-a (22.214.171.124) -> bar (126.96.36.199)
If you rename the shared object to something else that exists in a child DG e.g. "bar":
DG1 rule: bar (188.8.131.52) -> bar (184.108.40.206)
Same applies to other object references - custom URL cats in URLF profiles, addresses in groups, profiles in profile groups etc.
The reason this should not happen is that any device-group specific object, if overriding a shared object, is there for a reason. No edits to the shared object should modify the child references IF an object with the same name exists in the child group.
Hi @mb_equate ,
I haven't had the opportunity to test it myself but it sounds indeed buggy.
Have you reported this to TAC to have this confirmed ?
TAC just pointed me to an article on how to override an ancestor object value in a child DG so I've asked them to replicate 🙂
It's a valid use case especially when importing multiple devices and those with objects in a vsys - for a customer with lots of firewalls you're bound to run into this issue.
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