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"VSX object name; is used by another object and cannot be deleted" error in R80.x SmartConsole when attempting to delete a newly created VSX object
Symptoms
  • "<VSX object name> is used by another object and cannot be deleted" error in R80 SmartConsole when attempting to delete a newly created VSX object (Virtual System, Virtual Router, VSX Gateway / VSX Cluster).

  • The involved VSX object has not been placed in any rule or any group object.

Cause
  • Before deleting a Virtual System, Virtual Router, or VSX Gateway, the IPS blade must be disabled in the VSX Gateway object and VSX configuration must be pushed.
  • Everytime a VSX object is created, a policy for VSX is automatically generated.

Solution

This problem was fixed. The fix is included in:

Check Point recommends to always upgrade to the most recent version (VSX)

If you do not wish to upgrade, follow these steps:

  1. In case IPS blade is enabled  - Disabled the IPS blade in VSX Gateway / VSX Cluster object:

    1. Open the VSX Gateway / VSX Cluster object

    2. On the "General Properties" pane, clear the box "IPS"

    3. Click on OK to push the VSX configuration (requires established SIC)

  2. Delete the VSX policy that was automatically generated:

    1. Go to the Application menu - click on Manage policies...

    2. Select the VSX policy that was automatically generated - click on Delete

    3. Click on Close

  3. Try to delete the VSX object (Virtual System, Virtual Router, VSX Gateway / VSX Cluster)

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