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How will layers impact policy performance?

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If a rule does not match a parent rule, will the gateway still go over the child rules in the layer?

I might be using wrong teminology, so ill explain using an example:

Source                                   Destination                                   Action

1. management_net               CP_Hosts                                    Mgmt_layer

     1.1 robert's pc                   HQ_XL                                        accept

     1.2 steven's pc                 R80_CMA                                    accept

     1.3 IT_Net                         R80_CMA                                    accept

     1.4 any                              any                                               deny

2.DC_Net                              DC_Net                                        DC_internal_layer

     2.2 SAP_Net                    SAP_Net                                      accept

     2.3 any                              any                                               deny

Lets say a packet that fits the layer in rule number 2 arrives at the gateway, will it still go over 1.1 & 1.2 & 1.3 and so on, or will it just skip the entire layer if it does not match the parent rule?

If it does skip the layer if it does not match the parent rule, how much of an imporvement in performance can we expect to see?

Thank you.

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Re: How will layers impact policy performance?

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Hi,

In your example, a packet that supposed to match rule #2 will be evaluated against rule #1, won't be evaluated against 1.1-1.4 and then will be evaluated (and matched) to rule #2.

Regarding performance improvement - the question is compare to what?

If you mean that in the past all rules were evaluated and now only the parent rules, so the answer will be that it really depends on the rules in the inline layer and what's their performance impact...

Hope this answers your question.

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Re: How will layers impact policy performance?

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Please refer to the comprehensive layers review  in the following thread:
Layers in R80

I hope it will cover all your needs

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Re: How will layers impact policy performance?

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Hi,

In your example, a packet that supposed to match rule #2 will be evaluated against rule #1, won't be evaluated against 1.1-1.4 and then will be evaluated (and matched) to rule #2.

Regarding performance improvement - the question is compare to what?

If you mean that in the past all rules were evaluated and now only the parent rules, so the answer will be that it really depends on the rules in the inline layer and what's their performance impact...

Hope this answers your question.

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