Converting XML from firewall to Panorama template

L1 Bithead

Converting XML from firewall to Panorama template



I assume this question has been previously discussed, however I wasn't able to find a thread that describes the process.


I am looking to import an .xml file from a palo alto firewall and use expedition to convert the config into a device group and template within panorama.  Can someone share the steps needed to acheive this?

L4 Transporter

Re: Converting XML from firewall to Panorama template

depends on your end goal. 


Are you looking to migrate a production firewall config to be managed from panorama?


if yes then using the import option from Panorama is the best process to follow (article linked below):


If your goal is to use the configurations to be moved to a template then you can import both configs (firewall and panorama) into Expedition, make the Panorama your base configuration (under 'EXPORT') then merge the objects from the firewall config to the appropriate  panorama device-group or template.

L1 Bithead

Re: Converting XML from firewall to Panorama template

Thank you for the detailed reply.


I was looking to acomplish the second scenario of importing the firewall config to merge into a template (without importing the actual device into panorama).

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