Copy configuration between different platforms

L0 Member

Copy configuration between different platforms



We are about to upgrade our PA500 to PA220.

We have 2 in HA, both running 7.1.9 and a panorama running pan OS 7.

I was wondering is there a way to copy the configuration from the pa500 to the pa220?


Kind Regards,



L6 Presenter

Re: Copy configuration between different platforms



You better upgrade your PA500 at least to 8.0.0 release (if possible), then export and import config into the new cluster.

You should not have a problem with your interfaces mapping.




L6 Presenter

Re: Copy configuration between different platforms



Forgot to mention that it is better to keep both devices on the same PAN-OS during config migration :D

L4 Transporter

Re: Copy configuration between different platforms

Hi @CarlBergin


Here is the latest eTAC recommended release published to partners a couple of weeks ago.



PAN-OS 8.0:

  • PAN-OS 8.0.0 is the minimum required version for the new VM-50, VM-500, VM-700, PA-220, PA-800 Series and PA-5200 Series.
  • The new User-ID Agent 8.0.x and GlobalProtect 4.0.x are both tied to PAN-OS 8.0
  • We are still monitoring PAN-OS 8.0.3 as this is a new release, before providing any recommendations


EOL Reminder:

  • PAN-OS 7.0 support has been extended and will become EOL on December 4, 2017


The above is simply a guideline based on what eTAC has been seen in the field, and because the code has not been out for too long to track potential isues. As of June PAN-OS maintanance release 8.0.3 has been put out.


As @TranceforLife

Make sure that both of you firewalls are running ther same PAN-OS code release. Also, avoid export the .XML configuration from a PAN-OS 8.0.x to a 7.1.x as some features may not be backward compatible and you will get a configuration error output. Upgrading from 7.1.x to 8.0.x should be no problem.


I hope this helps

L6 Presenter

Re: Copy configuration between different platforms

@Willian always such a detailed answers. Well spoken 

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