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Understanding Validation Icons and Validation Data in the NSM User Interface

 

NSM uses automatic validation to help you identify the integrity of a configuration or specific parameter at a glance. Validation and data origination icons show the user where field data originates. These are implemented as additional types of validation messages (beyond the current error and warning messages), including Template Value, Override, and From Object messages. Each has its own icon and text color in the tool tips.Table 1 lists the validation signs and validation and data origination icons that may appear as you work in the UI.

From Object messages only appear when viewing template objects to help find fields set in the template.

When more than one type of icon appears within a panel, the highest priority icon appears next to the icon in the tree and the panel title bar.

Table 1: Validation Status, Validation, and Data Origination Icons for ScreenOS Devices

Validation Status and Icons

Description

Validation Status

Error

Indicates that a configuration or parameter is not configured correctly in the NSM UI. Updating a device with this modeled configuration causes problems on the device. This is the highest priority validation icon.

Warning

Indicates that a configuration or parameter is not configured correctly in the NSM UI. Updating a device with this modeled configuration might cause problems on the device.

Needs Validation

Indicates that a configuration or parameter has not been validated. Although NSM automatically validates all parameters when entered, this icon might appear for a template-driven value after you have changed a template. We highly recommend that you validate all parameters before updating a device.

Valid

Indicates that a configuration or parameter is configured correctly in the NSM UI.

Validation and Data Origination Icons

Override

Indicates that the displayed value was set manually and that the value overrides whatever value might come from a template. The icon can also indicate an override of a VPN-provided value or a cluster-provided value.

Template Value

Indicates that the displayed value was set manually. Changes to the same field in the template will be applied to the device when it is updated.

From Object

Indicates that the displayed value came from the device when the device was imported. Changes to a template will not change this value unless you selected Remove conflicted device values in the template Operations dialog box. This is the lowest priority validation and data origination icon.