When you add new rules to a ruleset or make changes to the existing rules associated with the ruleset using CDO, it saves the changes you make to its own copy of the configuration file. Those changes are considered "pending" on CDO until they are "deployed" to the device.
If you discard the pending ruleset changes on the device, CDO completely overwrites its local copy of a device's configuration with the configuration stored on the device.
The following changes occur on the rulesets and the associated devices:
- Rulesets that are impacted by the changes lose their relationship with devices.
- Rules associated with these rulesets are converted to local rules.
- CDO discards the new staged changes and retains the configuration present on the device.