Move or Clone a Policy Rule or Object to a Different Device Group

On Panorama, if a policy rule or object that you will move or clone from a device group has references to objects that are not available in the target device group (
Destination
), you must move or clone the referenced objects and the referencing rule or object in the same operation. In a Device Group Hierarchy, remember that referenced objects might be available through inheritance. For example, shared objects are available in all device groups. You can perform a global find to check for references. If you move or clone an overridden object, be sure that overrides are enabled for that object in the parent device group of the
Destination
(see Create Objects for Use in Shared or Device Group Policy).
When cloning multiple policy rules, the order by which you select the rules will determine the order they are copied to the device group. For example, if you have rules 1-4 and your selection order is 2-1-4-3, the device group where these rules will be cloned will display the rules in the same order you selected. However, you can reorganize the rules as you see fit once they have been successfully copied.
  1. Log in to Panorama and select the rulebase (for example,
    Policy
    Security
    Pre Rules
    ) or object type (for example,
    Objects
    Addresses
    ).
  2. Select the
    Device Group
    and select one or more rules or objects.
  3. Perform one of the following steps:
    • (
      Rules only
      )
      Move
      Move to other device group
    • (
      Objects only
      )
      Move
    • (
      Rules or objects
      )
      Clone
  4. In the
    Destination
    drop-down, select the new device group or
    Shared
    . The default is previously selected
    Device Group
    .
  5. (
    Rules only
    ) Select the
    Rule order
    :
    • Move top
      (default)—The rule will come before all other rules.
    • Move bottom
      —The rule will come after all other rules.
    • Before rule
      —In the adjacent drop-down, select the rule that comes after the Selected Rules.
    • After rule
      —In the adjacent drop-down, select the rule that comes before the Selected Rules.
  6. The
    Error out on first detected error in validation
    check box is selected by default, which means Panorama will display the first error it finds and stop checking for more errors. For example, an error occurs if the
    Destination
    device group doesn't have an object that is referenced in the rule you are moving. When you move or clone many items at once, selecting this check box can simplify troubleshooting. If you clear the check box, Panorama will find all the errors before displaying them. Regardless of this setting, Panorama won’t move or clone anything until you fix all the errors for all the selected items.
  7. Click
    OK
    to start the error validation. If Panorama finds errors, fix them and retry the move or clone operation. If Panorama doesn't find errors, it performs the operation.
  8. Select
    Commit
    Commit and Push
    ,
    Edit Selections
    in the Push Scope, select
    Device Groups
    , select the original and destination device groups, click
    OK
    , and then
    Commit and Push
    your changes to the Panorama configuration and to the device groups.

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