GlobalProtect IP address reservation for a MAC OS Clients

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GlobalProtect IP address reservation for a MAC OS Clients

L2 Linker

Hello everyone,


Could anyone advise about how can I configure a GP client (MAC OS device) to get the same IP address?

I've found only an option for Widows OS devices, by editing the registry on the client's machine, but unfortunately, I can't find anything similar to MAC OS.

Also, I've found the option (2) described in the KB: HOW TO CONFIGURE A GLOBALPROTECT CLIENT TO GET THE SAME IP ADDRESS (

I have a tiny problem with this workaround, as I understand in the case of multiple MAC OS GlobalProtect agents I will need to create an extra Gateway for each user/machine, right?

I want to check with you, if maybe someone had already some experience with it and could advise an alternative solution?
*Or do I need to submit the feature request?

I will appreciate your help and any good pointers in that mater.

Thank you all!


L0 Member

I have this same question on a Linux client. I need to set its preferred IP but I don't see where to set that. Every document I find references the Windows registry.

L0 Member

configuring fixed ip address for globalprotect client is not as strightforward as documentation says. on windows there is no PrefferedIP, there is something similar to PreferredIP_acc89d3b1a6892f5cf1c75c1be67b39 - suffix is random and can change with time.


macos "registry" is located in /Library/Preferences, search for com.paloaltonetworks.GlobalProtect.settings.plist file. you'll find <key>PreferredIP_3bd959561172ae7b6e87801ffdd45e75</key> inside and it's value <string></string>.


i guess linux client store settings in a similar way, i would start searching /etc.


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