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Expedition hangs on Generating Profiles vsys/dg:vsys1

L1 Bithead

I have created two projects - one works fine - I can run the Best Practise app, and call also generate the xml files. The other hangs whilst trying to generate Profiles vsys/dg:vsys1.


The errors are as follows:


expedition@Expedition:/tmp$ cat error


Warning: simplexml_load_string(): Entity: line 12: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document in /var/www/html/libs/common/xml/panosxml.php on line 1601


Warning: simplexml_load_string():     </profile-group> in /var/www/html/libs/common/xml/panosxml.php on line 1601


Warning: simplexml_load_string():     ^ in /var/www/html/libs/common/xml/panosxml.php on line 1601


Warning: get_class() expects parameter 1 to be object, boolean given in /var/www/html/libs/xmlapi.php on line 1838

object(SimpleXMLPHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Except

Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: Wrong type of input parameters, expected SimpleXMLElement key:value: in /var/www/html/libs/xmlapi.php:1857

Stack trace:

#0 /var/www/html/libs/common/xml/panosxml.php(1602): SimpleXMLElement_append(Object(SimpleXMLElement), false)

#1 /var/www/html/bin/configurations/output/output_function.php(289): xml_profiles_groups(Object(SimpleXMLElement), Array, Array)

#2 /var/www/html/bin/configurations/output/output_function.php(25): generate_xml(Array, '3')

#3 {main}

  thrown in /var/www/html/libs/xmlapi.php on line 1857


Can anyone assist here? I dont want to have to spend weeks re-creating the project, so any help or advise is most gratefully received.


Many thanks,




L2 Linker



I am having similar issue, were you able to get around it?



L1 Bithead

Hi there,


Yes - we did resolve it. Remove all the profiles, such as ZPP, Logging, etc, that you have created in Expedition, and then click generate - it should work. You have to add the profiles on the firewalls themselves, rather than using Expedition to do so.


Yet another issue with Expedition - I am wondering if it is worth using at all. There are so many issues with it,

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