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Template Variables for Global Protect

L0 Member

Hello, I am wondering if it is possible to set a template variable for for a GlobalProtect tunnel interface? I am trying to configure 2 Gateways and 1 portal for the template. I have reference the Multiple Gateway document. (https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/globalprotect/10-0/globalprotect-admin/globalprotect-quick-configs... ) I was just curious if this is possible, or does this need to be configured on each firewall hosting a Gateway. Thank you for any guidance.


L1 Bithead

Hi, Not sure I understand your usage case, but I'm using IP variable  with GP tunnel interface in panorama template and there no issues with this.



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi @ian.whittington and @DDmchk ,


Here is my use case.  I use a "global" template to push my GP config out to all NGFWs.  There are 7 items that are unique to each NGFW:


  1. Portal interface
  2. Portal IP address*
  3. Portal external GW FQDN*
  4. Gateway interface
  5. Gateway IP address*
  6. Gateway tunnel interface
  7. Gateway IP pool*

It works great.  I could use a variable for every item marked with an *.  I cannot for the interfaces.  Because I cannot use variable, I have to override the template stack configuration for every NGFW (or HA pair).  Once overridden, some new configurations have to be added to each template stack configuration many times as opposed to the global configuration once.  If I could use variables for the interfaces, I can go back to the configure-once, push-to-all design.


UPDATE:  I used variables for the portal agent external gateway configuration, and then I reverted the agent section only in the template stack.  Now any agent changes are pushed to all.




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