Schedule a Configuration Push to Managed Firewalls

Schedule a configuration push to managed firewalls
Reduce the operational overhead of pushing configuration changes to managed firewalls by creating a scheduled configuration push to automatically push changes to your managed firewalls on a specified date and time. You can configure a scheduled configuration push to either occur once or on a regularly occurring schedule. This allows you to push configuration made by multiple administrators to multiple firewalls without the need for involvement of any administrator. A scheduled configuration push is supported for a target managed firewall running any PAN-OS release.
Superusers and custom Panorama admins with an appropriately defined admin role profile can create a scheduled configuration push to managed firewalls. To create a scheduled configuration push, you set the schedule parameters of when and how frequently a push occurs and to which managed firewalls to push to. For a Panorama in a high availability (HA) configuration, the scheduled configuration push is synchronized across the HA peers.
If you create multiple scheduled configuration pushes, you must create them at a minimum of a 5 minute interval to allow for the Panorama management server to validate the configuration. Scheduled configuration pushes that are within 5 minutes of each other may fail due to Panorama being unable to validate the first scheduled configuration push changes.
After a successful scheduled configuration push occurs, you can view the scheduled configuration push execution history to understand when the last push for a specific schedule occurred, and how many managed firewalls were impacted. From the total number of impacted managed firewalls, you can view how many configuration pushes to managed firewalls were successful and how many failed. Of the failed pushes, you can view the total number of managed firewalls with automatically reverted configurations due to a configuration change that interrupted the connection between the managed firewall and Panorama.
  1. Create a scheduled configuration push.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Scheduled Config Push
      and
      Add
      a new scheduled configuration push.
      You can also schedule a configuration push to managed firewalls when you push to devices (
      Commit
      Push to Devices
      ).
    2. Configure name and frequency of the scheduled configuration push.
      • Name
        —Name of the configuration push schedule.
      • Date
        —Date on which the configuration push is scheduled to occur next.
      • Time
        —Time (
        hh:mm:ss
        ) at which the configuration push is scheduled to occur on the scheduled configuration push
        Date
        .
      • Recurrence
        —Whether the scheduled configuration push is a one time push or a recurring scheduled push (
        monthly
        ,
        weekly
        , or
        daily
        ).
    3. In the Push Scope Selection, select one or more device groups, templates, or template stacks.
      You must select at least one device group, template, or template stack to successfully schedule a config push.
      All managed firewalls associated with the selected device groups, templates, or template stacks are included in the scheduled config push.
      1. Select one or more
        Device Groups
        you want to schedule to push.
      2. Select one or more
        Templates
        you want to schedule to push.
        Up to 64 templates are supported for a single scheduled configuration push.
      3. Verify whether to
        Merge with Device Candidate config
        to merge the configuration changes pushed from Panorama with any pending configuration changes implemented locally on the firewall.
        This setting is enabled by default.
      4. Verify whether to
        Include Device and Network Templates
        to push both device group changes and the associate template changes in a single operation.
        This setting is enabled by default. If disabled, Panorama pushes the device group and associated template changes as separate operations.
      Force Template Values
      is not supported for a scheduled configuration push to prevent outages during off hours caused by a configuration push that overwrites the local firewall configuration.
    4. Click
      OK
      .
    5. Click
      Commit
      and
      Commit to Panorama
      .
  2. View the execution history to verify that the scheduled configuration push for all managed firewalls was successful.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Scheduled Config Push
      and click the Last Executed time stamp in the Status column.
    2. View the execution history for the scheduled configuration push.
      This includes the last time the scheduled configuration push occurred and the total number of impacted managed firewalls. Of the total number of impacted firewalls, you can view how many scheduled configuration pushes were successful, how many failed, and how many of the managed firewalls automatically reverted their configuration due to a configuration change that caused a disconnect between the managed firewall on Panorama.
    3. Click
      Tasks
      to view the full operation details for the latest scheduled configuration push.

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