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Adding zones in Panorama

L4 Transporter

Hello everyone,

 

I have question.  I inherited a few firewalls that are partially managed by Panorama, meaning I have objects and other items pushed to the firewall from Panorama but mostly everything else is local.  On the local firewall, contains all firewall rules, zones, interfaces are configured with ip addresses.  The other firewalls are fully managed by Panorama.  Not ideal but the real problem is I cannot create shared security rules in Panorama for all my firewalls since no zones exist for these few firewalls.

 

My question is, can I safely create the zones with the same names in Panorama for these device groups and push it out to the firewalls without impacting the interfaces on the local firewall

 

Once I can get the zones in Panorama, I can slowly create matching firewall rules and get rid of the local rules

 

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L4 Transporter

If you have a zone configured on panorama and on the firewall node, then the one on the firewall will take precedence. Once you are sure the zone configurations are equal on panorama and the firewall node, then you can remove the config from the firewall itself.

@JoergSchuetter I do not yet have a zone configured for these particular firewalls in Panorama.  I wasn't sure if the commit would fail or if it would cause other issues.   Based on your response, it sounds like it would push to the firewall successfully but would be overridden by local config (which is fine).  Right now, I'm more concerned with having the ability to create shared security policy rules across all firewalls, so that they are consistent.  I believe this will solve that issue

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