The firewall and Panorama now queue commit operations so that you can initiate a new commit while a previous commit is still in progress. This enables you to activate configuration changes without having to coordinate commit times with other administrators. For example, you can initiate a local firewall commit while it is still receiving device group and template settings that a Panorama administrator committed. In Panorama, you can also initiate a single commit to push settings from multiple device groups that target different virtual systems on the same firewall instead of committing from one device group at a time.
The firewall and Panorama perform commits in the order you and other administrators initiate them. However, the firewall and Panorama prioritize automatic commits such as FQDN refreshes. If the queue already has the maximum number of administrator-initiated commits (varies by platform), the firewall or Panorama must begin processing a commit (remove it from the queue) before you can initiate a new commit.
If Panorama pushes configurations to the firewall, you must wait for the associated commit to finish processing before you can add more commits locally to the firewall queue. In the period after the firewall removes the Panorama-initiated commit from the queue but before that commit finishes processing, you cannot edit the firewall settings.
You can perform the following tasks to manage commit operations:
Manage Commit Requests
Add a description when initiating a commit. A brief summary of what changed in the configuration is useful to other administrators who want to know what changed without performing a configuration audit. Click Commit, select options (these vary by firewall or Panorama platform), enter a Description of up to 512 characters, and click Commit again.
View details about commits. For example, if the firewall takes longer than expected to start processing a commit, you can check which other commits are ahead of it in the commit queue. Click Tasks at the bottom right of the web interface. For each commit, the Task Manager displays the Job ID, Status (pending, in progress, completed, or failed), Start Time (when you initiated the commit), End Time, and associated Messages. When the firewall or Panorama removes a commit from the queue to start processing that commit, the status changes from pending to in progress. The dialog displays progress as a completion percentage. The Messages column displays the dequeued time, the queue positions of pending commits, and whether the commit succeeded or failed. If the Messages column says Too many messages , click Commit in the task Type column to see the messages. ( Panorama only ) Show the tasks for Panorama (default) or the firewall for which you want to see commit details. Click Commit Description in the Messages column if you want to see the description for a commit.
Cancel pending commits. Your administrator role must be Superuser, Superuser read-only, Device administrator (predefined on the firewall), or Panorama administrator (predefined on Panorama) to cancel pending commits; however, regardless of role, you cannot cancel commits that are in progress. Click Tasks at the bottom right of the web interface. ( Panorama only ) Show the tasks for Panorama (default) or the firewall for which you want to cancel commits. Click Clear Commit Queue.

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