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Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Conflict Detection

When conflict detection is enabled, Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO) polls the device for the default interval to to determine if a change has been made to the device's configuration outside of CDO. If CDO detects that a change was made, it changes the configuration status for the device to Conflict Detected. Changes made to a device outside of CDO are called "out-of-band" changes.

Once this option is enabled, you can configure how often conflicts or OOB changes are detected per device. See Schedule Polling for Device Changes for more information.

Note: Customizing the interval per device from the Devices & Services page overrides the polling interval selected as the Default Conflict Detection Interval from the General Settings page.

Enable Conflict Detection

Enabling conflict detection alerts you to instances where changes have been made to a device outside of Defense Orchestrator.

  1. Open the Devices & Services page.
  2. Select the device or devices for which you want to enable conflict detection. 
  3. In the Conflict Detection box at the right of the device table, select Enabled from the list.


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