Add a Device Group
After adding firewalls (see Add a Firewall as a Managed Device), you can group them into Device Groups (up to 1,024), as follows. Be sure to assign both firewalls in an active-passive high availability (HA) configuration to the same device group so that Panorama will push the same policy rules and objects to those firewalls. PAN-OS doesn’t synchronize pushed rules across HA peers. To manage rules and objects at different administrative levels in your organization, Create a Device Group Hierarchy.
- Select PanoramaDevice Groups, and click Add.
- Enter a unique Name and a Description to identify the device group.
- In the Devices section, select check boxes to assign
firewalls to the group. To search a long list of firewalls, use
the Filters.You can assign any firewall to only one device group. You can assign each virtual system on a firewall to a different device group.
- (Optional) Select Group HA Peers for
firewalls that are HA peers.The firewall name of the passive or active-secondary peer is in parentheses.
- Select the Parent Device Group (default is Shared) that will be just above the device group you are creating in the device group hierarchy.
- If your policy rules will reference users and groups,
assign a Master firewall.This will be the only firewall in the device group from which Panorama gathers username and user group information.
- Click OK to save your changes.
- Select CommitCommit and Push and then Commit and Push your changes to the Panorama configuration and to the device group you added.
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