Push a Policy Rule to a Subset of Firewalls
targetallows you to specify the firewalls in a device group to which to push policy rules. It allows you to exclude one or more firewalls or virtual systems, or to apply a rule only to specific firewalls or virtual systems in a device group.
The ability to target a rule enables you to keep policies centralized on Panorama. Targeted rules allow you to define the rules (as shared or device group pre- or post-rules) on Panorama (for details, see Device Group Policies) and improves visibility and efficiency in managing the rules.
- Create a rule.In this example, we define a pre-rule in the Security rulebase that permits users on the internal network to access the servers in the DMZ.
- Select thePoliciestab and select theDevice Groupfor which you want to define a rule.
- Select the rulebase. For this example, select.PoliciesSecurityPre-Rules
- ClickAddand, in theGeneraltab, enter a descriptive ruleName.
- In theSourcetab, set theSource ZonetoTrust.
- In theDestinationtab, set theDestination ZonetoDMZ.
- In theService/ URL Categorytab, set theServicetoapplication-default.
- In theActionstab, set theActiontoAllow.
- Leave all the other options at the default values.
- Target the rule to include or exclude a subset of firewalls.To apply the rule to a selected set of firewalls:
- Select theTargettab in the Policy Rule window.
- Select the firewalls on which you want the rule to apply.If you do not select firewalls to target, the rule is added to all of the (unchecked) firewalls in the device group.By default, although the check box for the virtual systems in the device group is unchecked, all the virtual systems will inherit the rule on commit. Select the check box for one or more virtual systems to which you want the rule to apply.
- (Optional) To exclude a subset of firewalls from inheriting the rule, select the check boxInstall on all but specified devices.If you selectInstall on all but specified devicesand do not select any firewall, the rule is added to none of the firewalls in the device group.
- ClickOKto add the rule.
- Commit and push the configuration changes.
- SelectandCommitCommit and PushEdit Selectionsin the Push Scope
- SelectDevice Groups, select the device group where you added the rule, and clickOK.
- Commit and Pushyour changes to the Panorama configuration and to device groups.
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