PA object naming schema/convention?

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PA object naming schema/convention?

L0 Member

Was about to create a naming schema for PA firewalls objects, but I am wondering if someone already has something I can model mine on so I don't have to reinvent the wheel.


L1 Bithead

Did you come up with a naming conventions guide?

If so, please share.


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

In the past I have used something similar to <device location><device identifier><Number, i.e. 00 or 01, etc>. Hope this is what you are asking.

L5 Sessionator

Hi Snake,


here is the shortest guide ever:

KISS! (Keep It Simple, Snake)

🙂 lol, nhf


the shorter the better, as long as it is relatively intuitive to a person that knows your convention across the organization. There is also a limit of 63 characters for the name and 255 characters for the description (click on the help in the screen, answer can be often there already)





L4 Transporter



I don't think there is a majic bullet here but here are some ideas based on what we are doing.  Incorporate a high level identifier nmenonic at the start of the name.  This might be customer or physical location or a zone.  We then try to have a descriptive nmenonic for the server type or application.  Such as Exch2010 or mysqldb.  We often add the last octets of the IP address to the name.  This helps us know what it's IP address is just by looking at the object name.  This becomes helpful when you have larger numbers of Objects (eg. +5000).


Hope this gives you some ideas.



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