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Managing Firewalls at Scale (EDU-220)

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The “Panorama: Managing Firewalls at Scale” (EDU-220) course covers the following content:

Adding Firewalls to Panorama

Adding New Firewalls to Panorama

  • Add a FireWall
  • Automated Commit recovery
  • Automatically Add multiple FireWalls via CSV import
  • Tagging
  • Organizing Summary Information
  • Secure Communication Settings
  • Manage device licenses
  • Master key

Upgrade firewalls from Panorama

 

Deploy Content ID Updates to firewalls from Panorama

 

Lab

  • Set location for firewalls
  • Copy serial firewall numbers
  • Configure firewalls to communicate with Panorama
  • Add firewalls to Panorama
  • Modify Summary Window columns
  • Assign firewall Tags
  • Verify firewall licenses
  • Schedule Dynamic Updates for firewalls

Initial Configuration

Panorama solution overview

 

Deployment options

 

Panorama platforms

 

Register and License Panorama

 

GUI overview

 

Panorama License and Software update

 

Plugin Architecture

 

Services and Interface Configuration

 

Panorama Commits

 

Configuration Management

  • Config Operations
  • Manage Backup incl. export device state from FireWall
  • Config export

Lab

  • Lab Overview
  • Connect to the lab environment
  • Log in to the Panorama appliance and both firewalls
  • Document configuration and license information
  • Configure Panorama Management Interface
  • Configure Panorama Settings
  • Schedule automatic config exports
  • Schedule Content Updates
  • Save and export Panorama configuration
  • Commit changes

Templates

Templates overview

 

Configuring templates

  • Device configuration via template
  • Local overwrite

Template Variables

  • Overview
  • Configuration

Real-life use cases and best practices

 

Lab

  • Create templates
  • Create template stacks
  • Create template variables
  • Push the template stack to managed devices

Device Groups

Device groups overview

 

Configuring Device Groups

  • Setup Device-group hierarchy
  • Group and push to HA Peers

Objects

  • Create an object – shared/disable override
  • Override
  • Move
  • Device Group and template mapping

Policies

  • Rules Hierarchy
  • Rulebase structuring
  • Configure rules
  • Move Rules
  • Rulebase preview
  • Unused Rules
  • Policy rule targets

Rule changes archive

  • Audit Comments
  • Tag-Based Rule Groups

Real-life use cases and best practices

 

Lab

  • Create device groups
  • Configure device group settings

Log Forwarding and Collection

Design Considerations for Deployment

 

Log storage and retention

  • Determine the Log Rate
  • Storage calculation
  • Log retention

Planning Considerations

 

Panorama log event forwarding

 

Lab

  • Configure log forwarding on the firewalls
  • Configure log settings on the firewalls
  • Confirm log forwarding

Using Panorama Logs

Customizing Log Tables

 

Using Filters in Log Tables

 

Exporting Filtered Data

 

Lab

  • Customize Log Tables in Panorama
  • Create and Apply Filters in Log Tables
  • Export Filtered Data

Administrative Accounts

Authenticating Panorama administrators

 

Panorama authentication methods

 

Admin Role

 

Creating Administrative Accounts

  • Custom Panorama Admin incl. Admin Role
  • Device Group and Template Admin incl. Access Domain and Admin Role
  • Password Profile and Password Complexity

External Authentication

  • Authentication Profile
  • LDAP Server Profile

Concurrent Administration

  • Config Lock

Lab

  • Create LDAP and RADIUS Server Profiles
  • Configure Authentication Profiles for LDAP and RADIUS
  • Configure admin roles
  • Configure admin accounts
  • Create access domains
  • Demonstrate the use of commit locks

Aggregated Monitoring and Reporting

Data Sources Used by Panorama

 

Operational Information Available in Panorama

 

Reporting Capabilities in Panorama

 

Lab

  • Examine Panorama ACC data
  • Run reports on Panorama
  • Explore App Scope
  • Identify and respond to threats

Troubleshooting

Health and Summary Information of Managed Firewalls

 

Troubleshooting Communication Issues with Panorama

 

Troubleshooting Commit Errors

 

Test policy functionality

 

Lab

  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues with a firewall
  • Troubleshoot various commit errors
  • Troubleshoot loss of internet connectivity

Add-On: Transition a Firewall to Panorama Management

This is an additional module which is not part of the official course. The instructor will demo the import of an existing FireWall’s local configuration into Panorama and explain various caveats.

 

Overview of Use Cases

  • Import existing FireWall if Panorama wasn’t used so far
  • Import local config after FireWall migration
  • Import FireWall config that has been partially managed by Panorama

Config import incl. caveats

  • Dependency on Device config
  • Caveats on fine-tuning the config
  • Disable config sync in a HA cluster
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