Migrating config from PA -500 to pa 220

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Migrating config from PA -500 to pa 220



Planning for upgrading PA-500 to PA-220, Just wanted to be sure that if we download the current running config from PA-500 and import it to new PA-220 device, will that work? 
I am not sure if Importing configurations between non-matching hardware versions works in this case,according to this


 Is there a way to do so or needs to be configured manually?



and is this the best approach 





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Re: Migrating config from PA -500 to pa 220

The most important  consideration are supported features and interface types


The pa-220 only has 4 interfaces so if you have ethernet1/5 configured on the pa-500 that could cause an issue


Feature wise, there is not a big leap between the pa-220 and pa-500 so that should not be a big issue

L7 Applicator

Re: Migrating config from PA -500 to pa 220


As Reaper mentioned, its a straight forward process. I would suggest that the two devices be on the same code version so it doesnt cause any weirdness. But basically exporting the config from the old device and importing into the new.


Done it a few times.



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