Scheduled Configuration Push to Managed Firewalls

Create a scheduled configuration push to managed firewalls
Often as you accumulate configuration changes on Panorama, you must wait until your off-business hours change management window to push configuration changes to reduce the risk of outages during business hours. To reduce the operational overhead of pushing configuration changes to managed firewalls, PANOS 10.1.0 allows you to create a scheduled configuration push to automatically push changes to your managed firewalls on a specified date and time. You can configure a scheduled configuration push to either occur once or to push on a regularly occurring schedule. This allows you to effectively push configurations made by multiple administrators to multiple firewalls without the need for involvement of any administrator.
To create a scheduled configuration push to managed firewalls, you set the schedule parameters of when and how frequently a push occurs and to which managed firewalls to push to. For a Panorama in a high availability (HA) configuration, the scheduled configuration push is synchronized across the HA peers.
If you create multiple scheduled configuration pushes, you must create them at a minimum of a 15 minute interval to allow for the Panorama management server to validate the configuration. Scheduled configuration pushes that are within 15 minutes of each other may fail due to Panorama being unable to validate the first scheduled configuration push changes.
After a successful scheduled configuration push occurs, you can view the scheduled configuration push execution history to understand when the last push for a specific schedule occurred, and how many managed firewalls were impacted. From the total number of impacted managed firewalls, you can view how many configuration pushes to managed firewalls were successful and how many failed. Of the failed pushes, you can view the total number of managed firewalls with automatically reverted configurations due to a configurations that interrupted the connection between the managed firewall and Panorama.
  1. Create a scheduled configuration push.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Scheduled Config Push
      and
      Add
      a new scheduled configuration push.
    2. Configure the scheduled configuration push.
    3. In the Push Scope Selection, select one or more device groups, templates, or template stacks.
      You must select at least one device group, template, or template stack to successfully schedule a configuration push. All managed firewalls associated with the selected device groups, templates, or template stacks are included in the scheduled configuration push.
      1. Select one or more
        Device Groups
        you want to schedule to push.
      2. Select one or more
        Templates
        you want to schedule to push.
        Up to 64 templates are supported for a single scheduled configuration push.
    4. Click
      OK
      .
    5. Click
      Commit
      and
      Commit to Panorama
      .
  2. View the execution history to verify that the scheduled configuration push for all managed firewalls was successful.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Scheduled Config Push
      and click the Last Executed time stamp in the Status column.
    2. View the execution history for the scheduled configuration push.
    3. Click
      Tasks
      to view the full operation details for the latest scheduled configuration push.

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