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Palo Alto – LAB Initialization for Basic Connectivity (Initial Setup Palo Alto)

Platform: https://racks.uninets.com

Lab Name: Palo Alto

Access full Palo Alto lab guide here: Palo Alto Lab Guide

 

This post will give your detailed overview of how to setup “Initial Configuration of Palo Alto”

 

Tasks

  • Create VLAN 10 in Switch SW01 and assign Interfaces Eth1/0, Eth3/1 and Eth4/0 in access VLAN 10 for establishing management connectivity for PaloAlto01 and PaloAlto02
  • Assign Management IP address 10.0.0.10/24 to eth1 on Workstation PC
  • Login to PaloAlto01 firewall using default username and password and assign IP address 10.0.0.1/24 on Management Interface and default gateway as 10.0.0.10
  • Login to PaloAlto02 firewall using default username and password and assign IP address 10.0.0.2/24 on Management Interface and default gateway as 10.0.0.10
  • Make sure to power on the devices and take console, there are no initial configurations in this lab
  • Lab1 needs to be completed before proceeding to Lab2

Configuration& Verification

Task 1: Here we will use Workstation to manage firewall, interface that we will use for management of firewall.

In the basic connectivity Diagram, we will configure the interfaces on switch for management of firewall. Put interfaces Eth1/0 , Eth3/1 and Eth4/0 in VLAN 50 i.e. Management VLAN. Below diagram shows the configuration on switch for this.

configuration on switch

Task 2:Now configure network adapter on PC for taking management access. Configure below Orange marked adapter with the management address of the firewall.

Note: Please disable Red marked adapter as this interface is for internet access and you may encounter issues during lab-practice.

Configure network adapter on PC

Now assign the IP address from the management subnet, in this case it is 10.0.0.10/24, we will not assign Default gateway for this lab-practice.

IP address asignment

Task 3:Now assign the IP address on Palo-Alto01 firewall from Command Line Interface. Just click on the icon on the lab screen and you will get the console access to the firewall.

Now follow below command to initialize the firewall and assign gateway and management IP address.

Here is the Palo Alto default user name and password

Username: admin      Password: admin

1111

Now assign the IP address on Palo-Alto02 firewall from Command Line Interface. Just click on the icon on the lab screen and you will get the console access to the firewall.

Initialize PaloAlto02 with management IP address 10.0.0.2/24, please refer below snapshot.

The command for assigning the IP address and gateway on Palo Alto is set deviceconfig system ip-address 10.0.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0  default-gateway 10.0.0.10 ( Note: This is how to assign the IP address and gateway on Palo Alto)

Username: admin     Password: admin

Initialize palo alto 1

Check the reachability of both firewalls PaloAlto01 and PaloAlto02 from Workstation PC, Now Go to your PC and try to ping firewall from Command Prompt:

Check the reachability of both firewalls PaloAlto01 and PaloAlto02 from Workstation PC, Now Go to your PC and try to ping firewall from Command Prompt:

Ping firewall 1

Ping firewall 2

Now as the devices are configured with the management IP address. Take GUI of the firewalls with the management IP address and proceed with following steps. On the Workstation PC, take GUI of firewall PaloAlto01 and follow below snapshots:

GUI of firewall Palo Alto 1

As this is the error of local signed cert, so you can ignore that and proceed with the connection.

GUI of firewall Palo Alto 2

Here the username and password will be same as we used in CLI i.e.

Username: admin       Password: admin

GUI of firewall Palo Alto 3

There will be pop-up asking to reset the password to new one as you logged in with default password. Need not to worry and click on OK.

 

GUI of firewall Palo Alto 4

your GUI window for PaloAlto01

GUI of firewall Palo Alto 5

On the Workstation PC, take GUI of firewall PaloAlto02 and follow below snapshots:

GUI of firewall Palo Alto 6

Username: admin       Password: admin

GUI of firewall Palo Alto 7

your GUI window for PaloAlto02

GUI of firewall PaloAlto 8

Finish with LAB Initialization