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Merge Duplicate Services

Multiple users create various objects in a network which sometimes results in users creating duplicate objects, such as duplicate services. Such duplicate services clutter the network space and confuse users. You can optimize network space usage by keeping the network clean and optimizing the resource usage.

Use the duplicate services detection feature to find duplicate services and merge the services into one services object.

  1. Click Shared Services > Objects > Services.

    The Services page opens.

  2. Click View and select Duplicate services from the drop-down list.

    The list of services with duplicate entries is displayed.

  3. Select the duplicate addresses to merge and to click Merge Duplicate services.

    The Merge Duplicate Services page opens.

  4. Select one of the following:
    • Select an existing name—Select a name from the drop-down list.
    • Enter a new name—Enter a name and description for the merged address according to the guidelines in Table 1.
    Table 1: Fields on the Merge Duplicate Services Page
    Field Description


    Enter a unique name for the service containing maximum 63 characters without spaces.

    The name must begin with an alphanumeric character and can contain special characters such as colons, hyphens, forward slashes, periods, and underscores.


    Enter a description for the service containing maximum 900 characters.

    The description can contain alphanumeric characters and special characters except ampersand, lesser than sign, greater than sign, or a new line.

    You should make this description as useful as possible for all administrators.

    Juniper Security Director Cloud identifies the usage of the duplicate services across all features and displays a message asking for confirmation about the merge operation.

    Hover your cursor over the network components to view the objects where the duplicate services are used.

  5. Click Yes.

Juniper Security Director Cloud merges the duplicate services and displays the updated list with unique services.