PANOS – Configuring Snapshots of Configuration

One thing that I really appreciate from Palo Alto is that their Firewalls have this nice way to save your configuration. As I move with labbing my experience with the Firewalls and products, I really wanted to highlight this.

Configuration Management

This section relates to the ability to different functions you can use to practically save your configurations, this is very handy because you can save a good known configuration, and ue at later time.

  • Revert
  • Save
  • Load
  • Export
  • Import

But really this function on the configuration management helps for many more use cases than my selfish use case.

Use this to recover from a failed firewall at the replacement time, also if you need to move this well known configuration to a new Firewall

How you get to this section of the configuration?

Device –> Setup (Left Panel) –> Operations (Sub Tab)


In my case what I’m going to do is to ave this configuration as a named configuration – Will call this one “internet-config”

When re-loading my configuration all I have to do is to select Load a Named configuration ** This will bring my known “internet-config”


What is next?

This post comes out of the blue and for me to document the little things that are very usefull for my lab work, I will continue documenting as I go – Thank you for reading!

About the Author:

Andres Sarmiento, CCIE # 53520 (Collaboration)
With more than 15 years of experience, Andres is specialized in Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies. Consulted for several companies in South Florida, also Financial Institutions on behalf of Cisco Systems. Andres has been involved in high-profile implementations including Cisco technologies; such as Data Center, UC & Collaboration, Contact Center Express, Routing & Switching, Security and Hosted IPT Service provider infrastructures.

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