Palo Alto Save Config and Import Into Another Firewall Device

This is a quick example on how to export a config from a working Firewall and import it into a brand new device with no configuration on it. This could speed up deployments, migrations, device failures or device replacements.

This is usually the steps:
1. Save a Named Configuration Snapshot.
Device > Setup > Operations and select “Save named configuration snapshot.”

2. Export a Named Configuration Snapshot.
Device > Setup > Operations and select “Export named configuration snapshot”

3. Import an existing device configuration.
Device > Setup > Operations and click “Import named configuration snapshot”

4. Load an imported configuration
Device > Setup > Operations and click “Load named configuration snapshot”

5. “commit”

=====Firewall I Want to Copy:
https://{MGMT IP for Firewall I Want to Copy}

1. Save a Named Configuration Snapshot.
Device > Setup > Operations and select “Save named configuration snapshot.”

2. Export a Named Configuration Snapshot.
Device > Setup > Operations and select “Export named configuration snapshot”

=====NEW Firewall:
https://192.168.1.1

3. Import an existing device configuration.
Device > Setup > Operations and click “Import named configuration snapshot”

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4. Load an imported configuration
Device > Setup > Operations and click “Load named configuration snapshot”

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5. “commit”

After the Firewall commits, you’ll have to connect to the MGMT IP for the Firewall I Want to Copy. You’ll also have to use the local admin account from that Firewall.

https://{MGMT IP for Firewall I Want to Copy}

Once you’re in, you can make the changes you want like name and IP’s.

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