Sonicwall appliances switch

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there an easy transition from a SonicWall PRO 4100 to a SonicWall NSA 4500 without having to enter all of the data all over again? I currently have a PRO 4100 that we are going to replace with the NSA 4500, is there a way that I can import the settings from old firewall to the new one?
Question by:Maximus54
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    If the old Pro is Enhanced OS... you can try upgrading it to the highest release and exporting the settings and importing it into the NSA. If not and the Pro is Standard OS, you are stuck.

    That said, I would suggest not going that route anyway as I did that for a Pro 3060 -> NSA 4500 upgrade and have run into issues with VPN settings and displays.

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    They are both Enhanced SonicOS, with the PRO 4100 having the SonicOS Enhanced 4.2 firmware and the NSA 4500 having SonicOS Enhanced 5.6 firmware and that is as far as the 4100 will go. It would be too much work for me to re-enter everything from the 4100 to the 4500, so I guess I can just go to the old firewall and click on system/settings and export the settings to a location which I will then import from the new firewall, is that correct? Also aside from the VPN issues, have you had any other ones? Thanks.
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    You are correct on the export/import. No other problems, the issues I've had is the active VPN information does not show sometimes and every few weeks random VPNs of mine change their proposal settings.

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