Migration from one firewall to other

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Please sign in to see details of an important advisory in our Customer Advisories area.

Migration from one firewall to other

L0 Member

Hi guys,

 

Nowadays I am busy with understanding all process of firewall migration to Palo Alto and finding shortest way for migration without facing any error:) therefore i create my lab and try to test all alternative.

 

I wonder why the PANDP version should be identical ? 

In my opinion we import xml file of old backup and it should be include policyies, networking object and etc. Am i wrong ?

 

Also ı try to delete running-conf.xml file from device state bundle and import it new firewall but somehow the old device config comes with the bundle eve i delete it from bundle file ? Is there any one have experience about that ?

 

Also i am new with expedition tool. I try to migrate from PA-850 to PA 3220. When we use expedition tool should we consider the PANDB versions of device ?

 

Thank you for all 🙂

 

 

 

1 accepted solution

Accepted Solutions

L6 Presenter

Hi @eserogedey For PA to PA migration, you don't need to use expedition, you can simply export the running config as a xml fle from the old PA and import the file back to the new PA .   Expedition supports all version of PAN-OS.

View solution in original post

8 REPLIES 8

L6 Presenter

Hi @eserogedey For PA to PA migration, you don't need to use expedition, you can simply export the running config as a xml fle from the old PA and import the file back to the new PA .   Expedition supports all version of PAN-OS.

Will that work if migrating from a 3020 to a 460?  Is there an article on that?  Would love to do this as we have 3020s to replace with 460s and would speed up the migration significantly.

@rkoenig Yes, it should work, if you ran into any issues, please open a TAC case, TAC can help you.

L0 Member

Interesting... Ill give it a try....

Hi thank you for your response. So it does not depend on Pa software version or antivirus or app version. We can simply export the old config and import it new one? 

If the PA-3020 is at pan-os 9.1 and the PA-460 minimum pan-os is 10.2, would you not need to account for configuration differences by migrating with Expedition using the PA-460 as a base cfg?  botnet config lines as an example are introduced and move within the cfg depending on the version. 

D. Elliott

Hi @doug-elliott If you are migrate from palo alto networks to palo alto networks, you should be able to export the running config from the old firewall device and import it into the new firewall, please give it a try.

I did have an issue with the DNS sinkhole configuration and TAC had issues discovering the root cause.  A change in the way the newer configuration version botnet syntax was the cause.  I feel much more comfortable merging the old config into the base config of the newer version.  No issues yet and no TAC cases.  

D. Elliott
  • 1 accepted solution
  • 5347 Views
  • 8 replies
  • 1 Likes
Like what you see?

Show your appreciation!

Click Like if a post is helpful to you or if you just want to show your support.

Click Accept as Solution to acknowledge that the answer to your question has been provided.

The button appears next to the replies on topics you’ve started. The member who gave the solution and all future visitors to this topic will appreciate it!

These simple actions take just seconds of your time, but go a long way in showing appreciation for community members and the LIVEcommunity as a whole!

The LIVEcommunity thanks you for your participation!