Managed Firewall Administration

You can perform the following administrative tasks on firewalls.
Task
Description
Add
Add
firewalls and enter their serial numbers (one per row) to add them as managed devices. The
Managed Devices
window will then display Managed Firewall Information, including connection status, installed updates, and properties that were set during initial configuration.
Next, enter the IP address of the Panorama management server on each firewall (see Device > Setup > Management) so that Panorama can manage the firewalls.
The firewall registers with Panorama over an SSL connection with AES-256 encryption. Panorama and the firewall authenticate each other using 2,048-bit certificates and use the SSL connection for configuration management and log collection.
Delete
Select one or more firewalls and click
Delete
to remove them from the list of firewalls that Panorama manages.
Tag
Select one or more firewalls, click
Tag
, and enter a text string of up to 31 characters or select an existing tag. Do not use an empty space. Wherever the web interface displays a long list of firewalls (for example, in the dialog for installing software), tags provide one means to filter the list. For example, you can use a tag called branch office to filter for all branch office firewalls across your network.
Install
Click
Install
to install Firewall Software and Content Updates.
Group HA Peers
Select
Group HA Peers
if you want the
Managed Devices
page to group firewalls that are peers in a high availability (HA) configuration. You then can only select to perform actions on both peers or neither peer in each HA pair.
Manage (Backups)
Click
Manage
to manage Firewall Backups.
PDF/CSV
Administrative roles with a minimum of read-only access can export the managed firewall table as
PDF/CSV
. You can apply filters to create more specific table configuration outputs for things such as audits. Only visible columns in the web interface will be exported. See Configuration Table Export.

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