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"Changing the hardware to XXX Appliances is blocked" warning in SmartDashboard when changing a hardware platform in a gateway object that is used in Identity Sharing of another gateway
Symptoms
  • The following warning is shown in SmartDashboard when changing tabs in Security gateway object properties or when opening the properties:

    Changing the hardware to <New_Selected_Check_Point_Appliance> Appliances is blocked.
    Reason:
    Changing the hardware will disable Identity Awareness and it's components.
    Sharing identities is used by other gateways:
    
    Gateways that receive identities from this Gateway:
    - <Name_of_Gateway_Object_1>
    - <Name_of_Gateway_Object_2>
    
    Resolution:
    Remove the dependencies on the identity sharing and than repeat the action.
    

    Example:

  • Warning appears in the following scenario:

    1. Create an object of Security Gateway "A" with the following settings:
      • Hardware platform - select some Check Point Appliance (e.g., 13000)
      • Enable Identity Awareness blade
    2. Create an object of Security Gateway "B" with the following settings:
      • Hardware platform - select some Check Point Appliance
      • Enable Identity Awareness blade
      • Expand "Identity Awareness" - click on "Identity Sharing" - add Security Gateway "A" object
    3. Open Security Gateway "A" object - try to change the Hardware platform to another Check Point Appliance - the above warning appears
Solution
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