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Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Object Filters

About Object Filters

When filtering objects, CDO “and’s” filtering categories and “or’s” the filters within filtering categories. For example, the objects displayed in the figure below are the result of a filter with the following criteria:

  • Display all objects that are
  • Duplicate objects AND are
  • Network objects OR Service objects AND are
  • Present in the configurations of device AND
  • Have "port" in their object naming convention


Configure Object Filters

You can filter on as few or as many criteria as you want. The more categories you filter by, the fewer results you should expect.  

  1. Click the Objects menu to view the Objects page. 
  2. Open the filter panel and then click Show All to make no objects are inadvertently hidden.
  3. Check the Object Issues you want to filter by. If you check more than one, objects in any of the categories you check are included in your filtered results.
  4. To search for previously ignored unused, duplicate, or inconsistent objects, check Ignored
  5. Check Shared if you are searching for shared objects.
  6. Check the Object Types you want to filter by.
  7. If you want to further restrict your filter to particular devices:
    1. Add the device name in the Device search field.
    2. Check the box for the device you want to include in the filter.
  8. You can also add an object name, IP address, or port number to the Objects search field to further refine the results.

When to Exclude a Device from Filter Criteria

When adding a device to filtering criteria, the results show you the objects on a device but not the relationships of those objects to other devices. For example, assume ObjectA is shared between ASA1 and ASA2. If you were to filter objects to find shared objects on ASA1, you would find ObjectA but the Relationships pane would only show you that the object is on ASA1. 

To see all the devices to which an object is related, don't specify a device in your search criteria. Filter by the other criteria and add search criteria if you choose to. Select an object that CDO identifies and then look in the Relationships pane. You will see all the devices and policies the object is related to.

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