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.
Configuration Item
What Doesn’t Sync in Active/Passive?
Management Interface Settings
All management configuration settings must be configured individually on each firewall, including:
  • Device
    Setup
    Management
    General Settings
    —Hostname, Domain, Login Banner, SSL/TLS Service Profile (and associated certificates), Time Zone, Locale, Date, Time, Latitude, Longitude.
  • Device
    Setup
    Management
    Management Interface Settings
    —IP Type, IP Address, Netmask, Default Gateway, IPv6 Address/Prefix Length, Default IPv6 Gateway, Speed, MTU, and Services (HTTP, HTTP OCSP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, Ping, SNMP, User-ID, User-ID Syslog Listener-SSL, User-ID Syslog Listener-UDP)
Multi-vsys Capability
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 Capability
on each firewall (
Device
Setup
Management
General Settings
).
Panorama Settings
Set the following Panorama settings on each firewall (
Device
Setup
Management
Panorama Settings
).
  • Panorama Servers
  • Disable Panorama Policy and Objects
    and
    Disable Device and Network Template
SNMP
  • Device
    Setup
    Operations
    SNMP Setup
Statistics Collection
  • Device
    Setup
    Operations
    Statistics Service Setup
Services
  • Device
    Setup
    Services
Global Service Routes
  • Device
    Setup
    Services
    Service Route Configuration
Data Protection
  • Device
    Setup
    Content-ID
    Manage Data Protection
Jumbo Frames
  • Device
    Setup
    Session
    Session Settings
    Enable Jumbo Frame
Forward Proxy Server Certificate Settings
  • Device
    Setup
    Session
    Decryption Settings
    SSL Forward Proxy Settings
Master Key Secured by HSM
  • Device
    Setup
    HSM
    Hardware Security Module Provider
    Master Key Secured by HSM
Log Export Settings
  • Device
    Scheduled Log Export
Software Updates
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.
  • Device
    Software
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.
  • Device
    GlobalProtect Client
Content Updates
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.
  • Device
    Dynamic Updates
Licenses/Subscriptions
  • Device
    Licenses
Support Subscription
  • Device
    Support
Master Key
The master key must be identical on each firewall in the HA pair, but you must manually enter it on each firewall (
Device
Master Key and Diagnostics
).
Before changing the master key, you must disable config sync on both peers (
Device
High Availability
General
Setup
and clear the
Enable Config Sync
check 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.
HA settings
  • Device
    High Availability
Certificates for Device Management and Syslog Communication over SSL only
Device
Certificate Management
Certificates
Certificates used for device management or for syslog communication over SSL don’t synchronize with an HA peer.
Certificates in a Certificate Profile
Device
Certificate Management
Certificate Profile
SSL/TLS Service Profile for Device Management only
Device
Certificate Management
SSL/TLS Service Profile
SSL/TLS Service Profile for Device Management doesn’t synchronize with an HA peer.

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