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Exporting and importing Deep Security Manager (DSM) policies

    • Updated:
    • 17 Jan 2019
    • Product/Version:
    • Deep Security 9.0
    • Deep Security 9.5
    • Deep Security 9.6
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
Summary

Know how to migrate the existing policies from the old Deep Security Manager to a new one running the same version.

 
Make sure that you are migrating policies from one Deep Security Manager to another with the same version. Importing objects from a different version will show error similar to this: "The import file cannot be imported. It was exported from DSM version 9.6.4014 which is not compatible with this DSM version: 10.0.3376".
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Exporting policies from the old DSM

  1. Log in to the old Deep Security Manager console.
  2. Click Policies > Policies.
  3. Select the first level policy, which should be the Base Policy.
  4. Click Export and then choose Export selected to XML (For Import). You will get the exported Policy.xml file.
  5. Perform the same action to export the following:
    1. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Firewall Rules
    2. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Intrusion Prevention Rules
    3. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Integrity Monitoring Rules
    4. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Log Inspection Rules
    5. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > Directory Lists
    6. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > File Extension Lists
    7. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > File Lists
    8. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > IP Lists
    9. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > MAC Lists
    10. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > Port Lists
    11. Policies > Common Objects > Other > Contexts
    12. Policies > Common Objects > Other > Schedules

Importing policies to the new DSM

  1. Log in to Deep Security Manager console.
  2. Go to Policies > Policies.
  3. Right-click the Base Policy and choose Delete to remove the existing policies.
  4. Import the XML files in the following order:
    1. Import the Lists.
      1. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > Directory Lists
      2. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > File Extension Lists
      3. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > File Lists
      4. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > IP Lists
      5. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > MAC Lists
      6. Policies > Common Objects > Lists > Port Lists
    2. Import the Other files.
      1. Policies > Common Objects > Other > Contexts
      2. Policies > Common Objects > Other > Schedules
    3. Import the Rules.
      1. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Firewall Rules
      2. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Intrusion Prevention Rules
      3. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Integrity Monitoring Rules
      4. Policies > Common Objects > Rules > Log Inspection Rules
  5. Import the policy file.
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Migrate
Solution Id:
1113917
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