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Resolve Inconsistent Object Issues

Inconsistent objects inconsistent_badge.png are objects with the same name, but different values, on two or more devices. Sometimes users create objects in different configurations with the same name and content but over time the values of these objects diverge which creates the inconsistency. 

Note: To resolve inconsistent object issues in bulk, see Resolve Object Issues in Bulk

To resolve inconsistent object issues:

  1. Open the Objects page and filter objects to find inconsistent object issues. 
  2. Select an inconsistent object. In the objects details panel, you will see the INCONSISTENT field with the number of objects affected:


  1. Click Resolve. CDO displays inconsistent objects for you to compare.  
  2. You now have these options:
  • Ignore the inconsistent objects:
  1. Compare the objects presented to you and on one of the objects, click Ignore. Or, to ignore all objects, click Ignore All
  2. Save your changes to affected network policies and devices and click Confirm.
  • Merge the objects together:
  1. Click Resolve by Merging X Objects. All selected objects will be combined in a single object. 
  2. Click Confirm.
  • Rename one object:
  1. Click Rename one of the objects and give it a new name. 
  2. Save your changes to affected network policies and devices and click Confirm.
  • Convert to Overrides (applicable only for shared network objects with or without overrides):
  1. Click Convert to Overrides.
    If you are comparing shared objects with overrides, the comparison panel shows only the default values in Inconsistent Values
  1. After resolving the inconsistencies, review and deploy now the changes you made, or wait and deploy multiple changes at once. 
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