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Pre-load software

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I have a couple hundred firewalls that we centrally manage through Panorama. I am needing to update these firewalls to 10.1.1 outside of business hours, and that's going to take time.


In my testing I had tried to send the software package to a lab firewall through Panorama, telling it NOT to install the software. However, when I went back to install through Panorama it copied the software package file again.


Is there a way to pre-load the software packages and then have Panorama initiate an install without sending the entire package again?




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Thank you for the post @ellisbw


The feature in Panorama: "Upload only to device (do not install)" is in place to upload an image that is available on local device to be installed locally from "Install From File":

What you are seeing in your Lab setup is therefore expected. As of now, I can't think of a way to pre-upload it by Panorama and initiate an installation from Panorama for already pre-uploaded image. If you are concern about bandwidth, perhaps you can split installation into several batches.


Kind Regards


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if you are familiar with Ansible you could try the official paloaltonetworks panos collection at ansible galaxy. 


there is a module called panos_software that is meant for managing software versions.



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