Panorama - search and replace?
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Panorama - search and replace?

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I'm kind of new to PaloAlto firewalls and I am looking for guidance on how to help with a little situation. As part of our migration, we had to create a bunch of security-zones that parallel what is on the system already. It was a cludgy, but functional work around.  OK, so what I have now is zones like this:





where "xxxx" is a litterally that string prefixed onto the OLD zones.  So now I have my Panorama instance and a couple hundred policies that have to and from zones that I need to shift to the new correct zone.  Aside from clicking though each policy and adjusting the settings, is there a way to edit them in bulk? 


On my Juniper SRX's I would just use the "replace pattern xxxxCorp with Corp" globally through the config. Can I do something like that in Panorama?




L4 Transporter

you should just be able to rename the zone itself. the policies reference a pointer, like a number/index, not literally the name itself. the only thing i believe that wouldn't be affected is historical data (i.e. the logs).


if you need both old and new zones in parallel for some reason, I don't know of a search/replace functionality per se, but you can always export the configuration as an xml file, open it up in notepad++ or something like that (xml is just basically text in a format like html in case you didn't know), search/replace and then import it back in. just take the necessary pre-cautions, of course.

CCNA Security, PCNSE7

OK, good enough.  I just exported it and edited externally and reimported. Kind of a pain that there isn't a way to do that in the command line, but i'll take what I can get.  Thanks.

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