Expedition SonicWall Support?

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Expedition SonicWall Support?

L3 Networker



It appears that SonicWall configs are not supported in the Expedition Migration Tool. Are there any plans to add support for this firewall vendor?




L7 Applicator



Its in our radar but we dont have any release date yet, I will post it here when we are close



My Palo Alto guy was super helpful in this reguard but I still need help.  


"This is what I got back from the SE org. "We handle it [SonicWall Migration] through CSV import function:"


1) Retrieve exported config from sonicwall (it’s base64 encoded, so it needs to be parsed) 

2) Download SonicReader (free), it spits out the config in an HTML file

3) Copy the HTML tables and paste into exel. Format the data appropriately. There are some nuances, for example Sonicwall service objects might be “TCP” but migration tool looks for “tcp” in lower case. This is just trial and error.

4) Save file as a CSV and change to a semi-colon delimited file

5) import CSV into MT.


- I recommend doing it in small stages. Eg. Import address objects first and actually push it to the candidate config of a firewall. If there are formatting issues, better to learn now than when pushing a full config consisting of address objects, groups, service objects, policies, etc and you get over 1000 errors. Once you complete the address objects, move to address groups, push to the candidate config of a firewall, etc."


I was able to get through most of those steps successfully and was able to upload them into the import section of the tool.  Unfortunately there are 12 different sections in the HTML I generated and only 9 differently named sections to upload CSV files.  


These are the sections from HTML              These are the options in the MT

01PNT-Interfaces.csv                                     “interfaces”

02PNT-AddressObjects.csv                          This likely correlates to the “Address” dropdown in Expedition import

03PNT-AddressGroups.csv                           “address groups” is an exact match

04PNT-ServiceObjects.csv                            “Services”

05PNT-ServiceGroups.csv                            “Service Groups”









…but the Regions, Security Rules, and Static Routes from the Expedition import window don’t seem to correlate to the HTML sections.


Everything was presented very nicely as a table in the HTML file but the Zones did not show up in a table so I'm not sure how to configure them.  

This process, mostly SonicReader, didn't seem to work correctly for me.


Something I am trying instead is this:

  1. Download and Install FortiNet's FortiConverter (Original price at CDW was $3,068.99 for 1yr, on sale for $926.01)
  2. Convert SonicWall config to FortiNet
  3. Use Expedition to import and convert FortiNet config to Palo Alto Networks.

If this is successful I'll update with more notes.



@bspilde Did the FortiConverter route work?

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