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Unable to add a new firewall with the same host name

Created by Interspire Import, last modified by Karen Valdellon on Jul 05, 2017

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Firewalls with the same host name but different IP addresses cannot be added to FSM.


All FSM versions


This is a known limitation in FSM. The host name of a firewall has to be unique.

In the following example, FSM tags 'Extranet' as the host name and treats the new firewall as a duplicate:

Existing Firewall name = ABC\Extranet
New Firewall name = CDE\Extranet


Perform the following workaround:

  1. Change the host name on the firewall that needs to be added.
  2. Log in to FSM and go to File > Add Firewall.
  3. Import the device within FSM.
  4. Run the desired operation like Audit and PCI reports.
Last modified
21:33, 4 Jul 2017