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How to disable PortShield

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This article shows how to disable the Portshield on SonicWall appliances. This may be needed when configuring High Availability or in other network deployment.

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Here's how to disable the PortShield:

  1. Go to Network | Portshield Groups
  2. Select all the ports in black: they will now become yellow.

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  3. Click Configure
  4. From the Popup window select now "Unassigned" next to "Portshield Interface"

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After doing that, the Portshield will be disabled on all the interfaces and your device can be ready to be setup as High Availability Pair.