ASA to PALO Migration xml file comes back with just the base config

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ASA to PALO Migration xml file comes back with just the base config

L1 Bithead

When i used the expedition tool to merge the asa config and base config from palo.

The tool keeps saying pending untill it finally times out .

When i log in again the merge file says ready.

But when i download it , it has nothing but the base config and nothing new was merged to it.


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From the export page click top right-hand dropdown menu 


> click Restart All Stores 
> click Start Task Manager


Open a new tab with with the main expedition Dashboard


> Jobs and Task Manager > click Start

> click Merge
> click Generate XML & SET Output

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L5 Sessionator

In the lower right hand corner there is a 'Merge' button. Did you click on that? 


A merge is needed to write the merged configurations into the base config.

Yes thats what i meant when i click the merge button , it stays in pending mode for a real long time.

And then the tool times out and i have to login again.

When i login again the status says ready amd when i downaload the new generated xml , it has nothing but the base config i uploaded. So basically it is not merging anything.

Is there a size limit to how much config it can merge or something like that ?

Make sure you have the latest version installed and you have done everything to increase the resources.  Also, when Expedition merge freezes, open it in a second browser and make sure the service hasn't stopped.  If so, then re-start it and your merge will complete.

if you have not already done so edit the settings in the file below:



Edit the parameters from php.ini located at:


sudo vi /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini




post_max_size = 250M

upload_max_filesize = 250M


restart the Apache with


sudo systemctl restart apache2

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