change the name on a GP portal and gateway

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change the name on a GP portal and gateway

L4 Transporter

Is is possible to rename an repurpose a global protect portal and gateway? I have one named student that is not being used but I want to repurpose the IP's and save myself from rebuilding a new one by just renaming and reusing student portal and gateway  but the name is greyed out


L6 Presenter



Just tested and don't think it is possible for me as well. At least through the GUI 

bummer I will probably have to delete and re-create it with a new name

L4 Transporter

Hi jprovine,


You can change the name in the configuration xml file.

I followed these steps:

1) Save named configuration snapshot

2) Export the saved file

3) Edit the name in the notepad++

4) Import the configuration snapshot

5) Load this configuration snapshot

6) Commit


Hope this helps.




ACE 7.0, 8.0, PCNSE 7

interesting approach, thanks for the option

XML nice and tweakable, you definitely need this option when doing migration from the different hardware range. 

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi @jdprovine ,


The rename command on the CLI (in configuration mode) will do it.  You will need to rename the Gateway-N in addition to the Portal and Gateway.





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L3 Networker


If your are using wildcard certificate in portal config you can use multiple fqdn for one portal.

Example: * certificate used for portal and gateway certificate profile so you can use;


for the same gateway and portal config.



L1 Bithead

You can change Global Protect Portal/Gateway names via CLI.

The steps I followed and worked for me are,

1) Pull the "Show" output from Panorama CLI in set output format.


panorama> set cli config-output-format set
panorama> configure
Entering configuration mode
panorama# show
This will provide Panorama configuration in a "set" format.

2) Next look for the Global Protect Portal/Gateway name you want to modify in the output and replace the "set" with" rename"


panorama# rename template <template name> config vsys <vsys name> global-protect-portal/global-protect-gateway <old name> to <new name>


This worked.  I'm not seeing any users under "Remote Users" now, though connections work fine.  


Once I did a commit, Remote Users began showing up.

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