Any chance of an Automated Rollback on Palo Alto firewalls?

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Any chance of an Automated Rollback on Palo Alto firewalls?

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Im familiar with Juniper equipment which all have the option to 'commit confirm' which automatically reverts the config change if a 2nd commit is not made within a certain period (default 10 mins I think).


Its a life-saver if you have to administer remote devices, bbvsince if your change broke connectivity for any reason, in 10 minutes time, your changes get revoked.


I now have to administer a couple of remote Palo Alto systems.


I don't know of any way to automate a rollback in absence of confirmation.


Does anyone know any way to do this?


Does anyone know if this is on the PANOS roadmap?






Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi Tom


I can't comment on roadmap, but I do knoiw there is a feature request for this:


FR ID: 204


If you reach out to your sales team, they can add your vote to this feature to have it added

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

L7 Applicator

Note how low that FR number is.  We have been asking for "commit confirmed" for a long time.


But please contact your Sales Engineer and add your company vote to FR 204.  Keep hope alive.


Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center

Just to say for future readers, that a feature for this was released in 9.1 that checks connectivity back to Panorama post-commit:

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That's a nice added feature, but not quite auto rollback (unless commit confirmed).  In a situation where PANs are managed without Panorama, if you lose access with no OOB, you are hosed until you can get remote hands or travel onsite.


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Just throwing this out there as an option, but if you have a small node on-site you could use to run a script you can automate a configuration roll-back through the API fairly easily. Ideally this actually gets implemented directly in PAN-OS, but it's a viable option for those that don't use Panorama who want this functionality. 

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