Can I set up multiple McAfee Snapgear SG310 units with one config file

Posted on 2010-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Thanks for taking a look.

I will be getting 27 McAfee (formally Snapgear) SG310 UTM.  I like this UTM but I have never set up 27 of them before.  I would like to roll out a new config for all 20 locations.  Can I do this with one configuration file and just restore it to each unit.  The admin guide doesn't seem to have anything about this specifically.  I would think it would be possible but I was wondering  if there was anyone with real world experience.


Question by:karislove
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

td_miles earned 500 total points
ID: 34135555
Yes, you can restore the configuration file to multiple units. If they are all identical you shouldn't have any issues. A couple of things to be careful about:

1. Make sure that all units have the same firmware/OS version
2. If you restore to multiple units then they will all have the same IP address information. If you plug them into the same network then you will get IP address conflicts so you will need to change the IP address (and any other unit-specific information) on each one you clone.

We restore config files from one box onto another one all the time when boxes die (using mostly SG560).

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34136068
Exactly what I needed.  Confirmation from someone who has actually done it.  Thanks.


Featured Post

Webinar June 1st - Attacking Ransomware  

The global cyberattack that corrupted hundreds of thousands of computer systems on May 12th had a face, name, & price tag that we’ve seen all too often in recent years: Ransomware. With the stakes – and costs – of a ransomware attack higher than ever, is your business prepared ?

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Fortigate 200B - Invalid IP Address Range when trying to create 3 95
Public DNS  Vs BGP 20 77
NAT on Fortigate 2 40
Mesh Router system for 10,000 Sq ft office? 12 10
Problem Description:   Couple of months ago we upgraded the ADSL line at our branch office from Home to Business line. The purpose of transforming the service to have static public IP’s. We were in need for public IP’s to publish our web resour…
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question