Experience with PANOS 6 so far ?

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Experience with PANOS 6 so far ?

L4 Transporter

I installed PANOS 6 on our Lab Box. Upgraded from 5.0.9. No problems so far.

Anyone else ?


L3 Networker


We manage our firewalls with Panorama.  We upgraded Panorama first (to 6.0.3) and then the firewalls after.   We found that the initial commit to Panorama post-upgrade to many of the firewalls failed - with Panorama complaining about tags.

Although most of our security/NAT rules are defined in Panorama; some rules were local to the firewalls.  Those rules that had tags caused this issue.

Separately, on each of the two firewalls in a HA pair, I removed the tags from the local rules; removed the tag object from the new Tags page in Objects, and then hit save.  I could then do a commit from Panorama (with the "merge with candidate configuration" option set).

Perhaps I could have done a force on the Panorama commit; but that sort of thing scares me 😉

What I have found is that you need to do the following when going from 5.0.9 or later versions to 6.0.x

1. If using URL filtering make sure the latest definitions are loaded.

2. Update All of your Content to the latest version

3. Download the 6.0 base image

4. Download and install 6.0.x

5. Once you are on 6.0.x you will need to re-download your URL DB if using one as there're new Country Options in 6.x PanDB

I have seen no issues yet on 6.0.3 Act/Pass or 6.0.4 Act/Act in production installations.

We failed to update our Global Protect Client from 1.2.6 in advance of an upgrade from 5.0.10 to 6.0.4.  This seems to have caused the useridd deamon to suffer a memory leak and repeated reset due to over-usage of virtual memory - impacting Global Protect sessions.    Don't follow my lead 😉


Is the recommendation to be on version 2.x of the GP client prior to upgrading from 5.x to 6.x? Thanks!


You may well be OK running 1.2.10 - but we just decided to go straight to 2.0.4.  Many of our clients are running XP; so version 2 isn't hitting issues with this older OS.

Here's an example of the log output we were getting,

2014-09-05 08:37:12.655 +0000 Error:  pan_hip_update_report(pan_hip_handler.c:1653): ha_cfg_file_update('/opt/panlogs/global-protect/hip_report_base/250/5b1074f600c942093d84b3a26ec68199_vsys1_10.a.b.c.xml') failed: Transaction in progress

2014-09-05 08:37:12.737 +0000 Error:  ha_lib_trans_file_unique_update(ha_lib_trans_file.c:445): usr.tran.hip-report unable to update unique with transaction in progress

If you can update a test box to PANOS 6 and then you can check for these log entries with the command  "less mp-log useridd.log".

If you're not getting any of these errors; you shouldn't hit the issue I did.

Oh, also seems we only suffer the issue if HA session synchronisation is enabled; we've disabled that whilst we move all users to GP 2.0.4.

L2 Linker

No OSPF ECMP Support yet? Whats the Timeline?

L6 Presenter

started to upgrade 6.0.5

no issues.

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