Context Switch—Firewall or Panorama

The Panorama™ web interface enables you to toggle between a Panorama-centric view and a firewall-centric view using the Context drop-down at the top-left of every tab. Set the Context to Panorama to manage firewalls centrally or switch context to the web interface of a specific firewall to configure it locally. The similarity of the Panorama and firewall web interfaces enables you to seamlessly move between them to monitor and manage firewalls.
The Context drop-down lists only the firewalls that are connected to Panorama. For a Device Group and Template administrator, the drop-down lists only the connected firewalls that are within the Access Domains assigned to that administrator. To search a long list, use the Filters within the drop-down.
For firewalls in a high availability (HA) configuration, the icons have colored backgrounds to indicate the HA state (as follows). Knowing the HA state is useful when selecting a firewall context. For example, you generally make firewall-specific configuration changes on an active firewall.
  • Green—Active.
  • Yellow—Passive or the firewall is initiating (the initiating state lasts for up to 60 seconds after boot up).
  • Red—The firewall is non-functional (error state), suspended (an administrator disabled the firewall), or tentative (for a link or path monitoring event in an active/active HA configuration).

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