Templates vs Ansible

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Templates vs Ansible

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We are configuring all our Firewalls (PA-52xx) via Ansible playbooks with extensive usage of Ansible modules. It works totally fine for us. Configurations are consistent and reinstalling a firewall from scratch works like a charm.


We are wondering:

- Why bother using templates in panorama when all setups/configs can be automated ?

- Is there something that will not work correctly by not using those templates ?


We'd love to have your comments or opinions on that subject.


Thanks 🙂




L1 Bithead

Templates are just an alternative method of configuration. Years ago it was the only feasible option for consistent application of configurations. Now you also have automated tools to do the same. Main drawback with Templates is folk overriding them which can be tedious to undo.

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