Technical Alerts

Using the "Import from PolicyCenter" option in IC, devices may be regrouped improperly if non-unique names are used in topology

Technical Alerts ID:    TFA34
Version:    1.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    06/09/2010
 

Affected products and versions

All Versions of Intelligence Center 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 3.0, where an individual does the following.

1) Customer has a network topology layout in PC which has non-unique names.

2) Performs import into IC.

 

 


Problem description

If the customer executes an import as specified above, a function called de-du0lication will consoloidate groups under IC resuolting in unwanted movement in complicated layouts.

I.E. (1meg, 5 meg) form the network topology below would be affected:

Net1

oldstores

1meg: shaper1, shaper3

5meg:shaper2

newstores

1meg:shaper4

5meg: shaper5

aquisitionstores

1meg:shaper6

10meg: shaper7

 

The resultant topology in IC would be:

Net1

oldstores

1meg: shaper1, shaper3, shaper4. shaper6

5meg:shaper2, shaper5

newstores

2meg:shaper13

aquisitionstores

10meg: shaper7

Status

Engineering is aware of this problem. To fix it would require a major change in the way IntelligenceCenter is designed. It is not currently in PLAN to make that change until at best post IC 3.0.

Workaround

In order to work around this difficulty, prior to performingthe import into IC, Group names in Policy Center should be changed to be unique so that the import will avoid the problem.

IE In the example above, rename 1meg group names to be old1meg, new1meg, etc. leaving them in place under oldstores and newstores.

Resolution

This issue will not be resolved till post Intelligence Center 3.0 (if then).

 


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