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Ansible - Automating NGFW Configuration

About Ansible Automation

Ansible is a very powerful open source automation language, it uses modules to communicate with vendor specific devices. What makes Ansible unique from other management tools is that it is also a deployment and orchestration tool. In many respects, Ansible helps provide large productivity gains to a wide variety of automation challenges. The Palo Alto Networks Ansible integration project utilizes Ansible to help organizations automate configuration and management of the Palo Alto Networks Platform. The Live Community provides a central place to learn how to utilize this technology, get help from others using it, and more.

Ansible Updates & Tips

Ansible: Using Facts Modules to do Updates

post time: 07-05-2019

How do you perform small, in-place updates to existing config without knowing the whole picture? This blog article teaches you how to use a facts module and various Ansible functions to do just that.

Ansible Version 2.2 Released

post time: 06-12-2019

Ansible version 2.2 is released, including support for configuring log forwarding profiles, subinterfaces, and more.

Webinar: Automate Cloud Security with Ansible

post time: 03-16-2018

Webinar April 25th at 2:00 pm EDT


Palo Alto Networks has developed an Ansible module to enable these organizations to integrate security into their CI/CD pipeline. See it in action and learn how Ansible and Palo Alto Networks help enforce a consistent next-generation security posture across your organization.

Ansible For Firewall SEC Policy Change Management

post time: 07-24-2017

Manage security policy changes using the power of the Palo Alto Networks custom Ansible modules and Ansible ‘pull’ feature.



Using Ansible for AWS Deployments

post time: 07-24-2017

This video shows how to use Ansible to automate and accelerate AWS deployments.




Have questions about how to utilize Ansible to automate your Palo Alto Networks deployments? Join the Live Community to post your questions and get answers.
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posted: 5 hours ago updated: 5 hours ago

Custom-url-category using XML API

I am almost there as to trying to add a custom url category its just that I can't add it correctly. The below works perfectly and can go ahead and ret...

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posted: Tuesday updated: Tuesday

Create new IpSec Crypto Profile in rest api

Hi,I'm trying to automate proccess of VPN creation through REST API. I already have working IKE Crypto Profile creation with POST " /restapi/v10....

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posted: a week ago updated: Monday

Create Bulk Address Objects using the XML API

For IP sets which have 1000+ IP objects, we need to create each of the ip objects individually using the XML API. This process takes long execution ti...

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posted: 2 weeks ago updated: 2 weeks ago

API-KEY after 9.0. Will it work on all firewalls after the "API Key Lifetime" option is added in 9.0?

Hello to All, I found strange thing that because of the API Key Lifetime option when generating an api key on different firewalls even when using...

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posted: 2 weeks ago updated: 2 weeks ago

Fetch PAN VM details from NSX using REST API or CLI?

HiI need the CLI or API to get the PAN VM info from NSX environment where both are configured under the same vCenter. Can we get pan VM info such...

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