What Settings Don’t Sync in Active/Passive HA?
You must configure the following settings on each firewall in an HA pair in an active/passive deployment. These settings do not sync from one peer to another.
What Doesn’t Sync in Active/Passive?
Management Interface Settings
All management configuration settings must be configured individually on each firewall, including:
You must activate the Virtual Systems license on each firewall in the pair to increase the number of virtual systems beyond the base number provided by default on PA-3000 Series, PA-4000 Series, PA-5000 Series, and PA-7000 Series firewalls.
You must also enable
Multi Virtual System Capabilityon each firewall (
Set the following Panorama settings on each firewall (
Global Service Routes
Forward Proxy Server Certificate Settings
Master Key Secured by HSM
Log Export Settings
With software updates, you can either download and install them separately on each firewall, or download them on one peer and sync the update to the other peer. You must install the update on each peer.
GlobalProtect Agent Package
With GlobalProtect client updates, you can either download and install them separately on each firewall, or download them to one peer and sync the update to the other peer. You must activate separately on each peer.
With content updates, you can either download and install them separately on each firewall, or download them on one peer and sync the update to the other peer. You must install the update on each peer.
The master key must be identical on each firewall in the HA pair, but you must manually enter it on each firewall (
Master Key and Diagnostics
Before changing the master key, you must disable config sync on both peers (
and clear the
Enable Config Synccheck box) and then re-enable it after you change the keys.
Reports, logs, and Dashboard Settings
Log data, reports, and Dashboard data and settings (column display, widgets) are not synced between peers. Report configuration settings, however, are synced.
Certificates for Device Management and Syslog Communication over SSL only
Certificates used for device management or for syslog communication over SSL don’t synchronize with an HA peer.
Certificates in a Certificate Profile
SSL/TLS Service Profile for Device Management only
SSL/TLS Service Profile
SSL/TLS Service Profile for Device Management doesn’t synchronize with an HA peer.
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