Panorama to Managed Firewall Commit Error: '<url-category>' is not a valid reference.
Panorama to managed firewall commit produces the following error: '<url-category>' is not a valid reference."
The value of '<url-category>' is a valid URL category for BrightCloud but invalid for PAN-DB. The issue occurs because Panorama is on BrightCloud while the managed firewall is on PAN-DB. For example, the category "Bot Nets" is valid for BrightCloud but not for PAN-DB.
Panorama supports an environment where all of its managed firewalls are either on BrightCloud or PAN-DB. Panorama does not support a mixed BrightCloud and PAN-DB environment. The resolution is to either set Panorama and its managed firewalls to the same URL Filtering database (BrightCloud or PAN-DB).
To view what the database is currently running on the firewall/panorama, use the following command:
> show system setting url-database
To change the database on the firewall/Panorama, use the following command:
> set system setting url-database <value>
<value> is either "brightcloud" or "paloaltonetworks"
Note: An auto-commit will trigger after execution.