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Can profiles be copied between different IPS devices?

    • Updated:
    • 27 Jul 2017
    • Product/Version:
    • TippingPoint SMS All
    • TippingPoint Virtual SMS
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Summary
How to copy profiles between different devices.
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Using the SMS "Import/Export Wizard", you can import/export an existing profile from a local file, from a device segment or from another SMS. However, if you do not have an SMS there is no way to import/export profiles between IPS devices. When you import a profile, certain changes take place depending upon the type of filters in the profile and the option (new, replace, combine) that you select.
 

Profile Import Filter Behaviors
FilterNewReplaceCombine (Add)Combine (Change)
Attack FilterAdds newDelete and add all newAdds from Snapshot. Does NOT overwrite user-modified filters.Adds from Snapshot. Overwrites user-modified filters.
Traffic ManagementAdds newDelete and add all newAdds all at top of list (default)Adds all at top of list (default)
DDoSAdds newDelete and add all newAdds all (unordered)Adds all (unordered)
Traffic ThresholdAdds newDelete and add all newAdds all (unordered)Adds all (unordered)
Category SettingsAdds all newDelete and add all newAdds individual category if non-DV default. Does NOT overwrite user-modified filters.Adds individual category if non-DV default. Overwrites user-modified filters.
Profile SettingsAdds all newDelete and add all newAdds non-duplicated address pairs.Adds non-duplicated address pairs.

 


How To: Import a Profile

  1. Log in to the SMS from a client.
  2. On the top Navigation menu click Profiles.
  3. In the Profiles navigation pane, click the Profile Inventory tab. The Profiles screen displays.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • In the Profile Inventory section, click Import.
    • On the Menu Bar, select the File → Import → IPS Profile menu item
    • Right-click an entry and click Import
  5. In the Profile Import wizard:
    • To import from a local file, select the Import from local file option and enter the Profile name of the file to import or browse to its location and then click Next.
    • To import from a device segment, select the Import from Device Segment option, select the segment from the drop down box and click Next.
  6. To import from another SMS, select the Import from another SMS option, provide the SMS Server, Username, Password, and which Profile to Import. If you are creating a new profile, select Create a new profile, enter a new profile name. You have the option of using an embedded name if the imported profile has one.
  7. If you want to combine or replace an existing profile with the imported profile, select Use an existing profile, select Combine or Replace and then select an existing profile from the drop-down list.
    • Create a new profile: creates a new profile. You have the option of using the name that is embedded in the package or a custom name.
    • Use an existing profile: uses an existing profile with the imported profile.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Review the summary information and click Finish to upload the profile. To make changes to your selection, click Previous and follow the appropriate steps.

How To: Export a Profile

  1. Log in to the SMS from a client.
  2. On the top Navigation menu click Profiles.
  3. In the Profiles navigation pane, click Profiles. The Profiles screen displays.
  4. SSelect a profile from the inventory and perform one of the following tasks:
    • From the Profile Inventory area, click Export.
    • Right-click an entry in the Profile Inventory table and click Export.
    • Click Details and then click Export.
  5. In the Profile Export wizard, select one of the following options:
    • Export to Local File: Click Next, browse to the local destination, enter the package name, and click OK to return to the Export Wizard.
    • Export to local SMS Exports and Archives: Click Next, enter the package name. The exported file can be viewed and accessed from the Exports and Archive section of the SMS web interface.
    • Export to External Source: Select an option from the drop-down box, complete the required information and click Next. To export to a NFS Server, the SMS must have write-permission for the anonymous user on the directory exported by the specified NFS server.
    • Export directly into one or more SMS servers: Click Next. Click Add, provide the SMS address and credentials and click OK to return to the Export Wizard. Use the Add and Remove options to refine the list of SMS servers for export.
  6. If you are exporting the profile to one or more SMS servers, you have the option to create a new profile or merge the profile with the existing profile. Choose one of the following options:
    • Create a new profile: Enter the Profile Name and specify any inheritance information.
    • Use an existing profile: uses an existing profile with the imported profile. Select Combine or Replace and then select an existing profile from the drop-down list.
    • Click Next.
  7. Review the summary information and click Finish to upload the profile. To make changes to your selection, click Previous and follow the appropriate steps.
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