Palo Alto Networks Knowledgebase: Is There an Impact on Active Sessions when Changing the Name of a Zone?
Is There an Impact on Active Sessions when Changing the Name of a Zone?
Created On 02/07/19 23:39 PM - Last Updated 02/07/19 23:39 PM
Mobile Network Infrastructure
Yes, renaming a zone will impact all active sessions that reference it (in source and/or destination). When changing the name of a zone, the ID will change and all active sessions referencing the old zone name need to be cleared.
When renaming a zone, a new zone object (with new name) is created in the background. A numeric ID is assigned to this new object created by the id-manager process. This ID will be used internally when referencing a specific zone, instead of alphanumerical name.
To check the IDs assigned to zone names, run the following CLI command:
> debug device-server dump idmgr type zone all
Since id-manager objects are cumulative, all the zone objects created since the last reset will be shown.