GlobalProtect Gateway and Portal Location Configuration

You can now configure a label to identify the physical location of GlobalProtect portals and gateways.
Software Support
: Starting with GlobalProtect™ App 5.0 and with PAN-OS® 9.0 and later releases
You can now configure a label to identify the physical location of GlobalProtect gateways and portals using the CLI or the XML API. The GlobalProtect app displays the location label for the gateway to which users connect. For Clientless VPN, the portal landing page displays the physical location of the portal to which Clientless VPN users are logged in.
If you do not configure the gateway or portal location, the GlobalProtect app or Clientless VPN portal landing page displays an empty location field.
When end users experience unusual behavior, such as poor network performance, they can provide the location information to their support or Help Desk professionals to assist with troubleshooting. They can also use this location information to determine their proximity to the portal or gateway. Based on their proximity, they can evaluate whether they need to switch to a closer portal or gateway.
Refer to the GlobalProtect App 5.0 New Features Guide for more information on gateway and portal location visibility for end users.

CLI

Use the following CLI command to specify the physical location of the firewall on which you configured the portal and/or gateway:
username@hostname>
set deviceconfig setting global-protect location
<location>

XML API

Use the following XML API to specify the physical location of the firewall on which you configured the portal and/or gateway:
  • devices
    —name of the firewall on which you configured the portal and/or gateway
  • location
    —location of the firewall on which you configured the portal and/or gateway
curl -k -F file=@filename.txt -g 'https://
<firewall>
/api/?key=
<apikey>
&type=config&action=set&xpath=/config/devices/entry[@name='
<device-name>
']/deviceconfig/setting/global-protect&element=<location>
<location-string>
</location>'

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