Welcome to Firepower Migration Tool

This document provides critical and release-specific information for Cisco Firepower Migration Tool. Even if you are familiar with Firepower releases and have previous experience with the migration process, make sure that you thoroughly read and understand this document.

New Features in This Release

In this release, the following features have been added:

Table 1. New Features in This Release

Firewall

New Features

Palo Alto Networks (PAN) Firewall

  • Support for PAN OS versions 6.1.x and later.

  • The Firepower Migration Tool allows you to migrate the following supported PAN configuration elements to Firepower Threat Defense:

    • Interfaces

    • Static Routes

    • Network Objects and Groups

    • Port Objects and Groups

    • Access Control Lists (Policies)

    • Zones

    • Applications

    • NAT Rules

  • Content based search capability enabled on Review and Validate page

  • A progress bar is provided as part of UI enhancement

For more information on the history of the Firepower Migration Tool, see:

Supported Configurations

The following configuration elements are supported for migration for ASA:

  • Network objects

  • Service Objects (which are referred to as port objects in Firepower Threat Defense)

  • Access lists

  • NAT rules

  • Interfaces (Exceptions: Redundant, Routed Mode-BVI, VTI (Tunnel Interface))


    Note

    If your source ASA has Port Channel interfaces, you must create Port Channel Interfaces on the Firepower Management Center; subinterfaces will be automatically created.
  • Static routes (without SLA track, dynamic routing not supported)

  • Routed and transparent firewall mode

  • Name command reference that is supported in network objects and groups, ACLs, and routes

The following configuration elements are supported for Check Point firewall migration:

  • Interfaces (Physical, VLAN, and Bond interfaces)

  • Network objects and groups

  • Service objects

  • Network Address Translation (except Auto NAT rules that hide behind the gateway, Manual NAT having Check Point Security gateway, and IPv6 NAT Rules)

  • IPv6 conversion support (Interface, Static Routes, and Objects) ACL (except zone-based for IPv6) and NAT is not supported

  • Access rules that are applied globally and support to convert Global ACLs to Zone-Based ACLs

  • Static routes, except for those configured with priority configurations other than value 1, scope local, with logical interfaces

  • ACL with additional logging type

The following configuration elements are supported for migration for PAN firewall:

  • Network objects and groups

  • Zones (Layer 2, Layer 3, Virtual wire)

  • Service objects

  • Service object groups, except for nested service object groups


    Note

    Since nesting is not supported on the Firepower Management Center, the Firepower Migration Tool expands the content of the referenced rules. The rules however, are migrated with full functionality.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 FQDN objects and groups

  • IPv6 conversion support (Interface, Static Routes, Objects, ACL)

  • Access rules

  • NAT rules


    Note

    All the policies with service as "application-default" will be migrated as "any" as FTD does not have an equivalent feature.

    Translated source and original destination do not have pre-defined “any” object on FMC. Hence, an object with 0.0.0.0/0 named Obj_0.0.0.0 is created and pushed.


  • Physical interfaces

  • Subinterfaces (subinterface ID is always set to the same number as the VLAN ID on migration)

  • Aggregate Interface (Port channels)

  • Static routes, except that are configured with Next Hop as Next VR and ECMP routes which are not migrated


    Note

    If the source firewall (PAN) has connected routes that are configured as static routes, it will result in a push failure. FMC does not allow you to create static routes for connected routes. Remove any such route and proceed with the migration.

Supported Software Versions for Migration

The following are the supported ASA, Check Point, PAN, and Firepower Threat Defense versions for migration:

Supported ASA Versions

The Firepower Migration Tool supports migration from a device that is running ASA software version 8.4 and later.

Supported Check Point Versions

The Migration Tool supports migration to Firepower Threat Defense that is running Check Point OS version R75, R76, R77, R77.10, R77.20, and R77.30.


Note

VSX is not supported.

The Migration Tool supports migration to Firepower Threat Defense that is running Check Point Platforms: Windows, Secure Platform, Secure Platform 2.6, Solaris, Linux, and Gaia.

Supported Palo Alto Networks Firewall Versions

The Firepower Migration Tool supports migration to Firepower Threat Defense that is running PAN firewall OS version 6.1.x and later.

Supported Firepower Management Center Versions for source ASA Configuration

For ASA, the Firepower Migration Tool supports migration to a Firepower Threat Defense device managed by a Firepower Management Center that is running version 6.2.3 or 6.2.3+.


Note

For optimum migration times, We recommend that you upgrade Firepower Management Center to the suggested release version provided here: software.cisco.com/downloads.

Supported Firepower Management Center Versions for source Check Point and PAN Firewall Configuration

For Check Point and PAN firewall, the Firepower Migration Tool supports migration to a Firepower Threat Defense device managed by a Firepower Management Center that is running version 6.2.3.3 or later.

Supported Firepower Threat Defense Versions

The Firepower Migration Tool recommends migration to a device that is running Firepower Threat Defense, version 6.2.3 and later.

For detailed information about the Cisco Firepower software and hardware compatibility, including operating system and hosting environment requirements, for Firepower Threat Defense, see the Cisco Firepower Compatibility Guide.

Migration Workflow


Note

Beginning with release 2.0, the Firepower Migration Tool supports migrating Check Point configuration to FTD. Please note this important tip as part of the Migration workflow.

Note

Beginning with release 2.1, the Firepower Migration Tool supports migration of Palo Alto Networks (PAN) firewall configuration to FTD. Please note this important tip as part of the Migration workflow.

For ASA

You can obtain ASA configuration items for migration by following one of the following methods:

  • Manual Upload Method: In single context mode, use the show run command to obtain the ASA configuration. In multi-context mode, use the show tech command to obtain ASA configuration.

  • Connect to the ASA from the Migration Tool: In a multi-context ASA, select the context to migrate after connecting to the ASA and select a target Firepower Threat Defense device. When you complete migration of the first context, repeat the steps to migrate other contexts - connect to the ASA, select the context to be migrated, and select a target Firepower Threat Defense device.

For Check Point Firewall

You can obtain Check Point configuration items for migration only through the manual upload method. To collect the Check Point configuration through a manual upload method, do the following:

  • Export Configuration using the Check Point Web Visualization Tool (WVT): Open the command prompt window to the directory where WVT is saved and extracted, and execute the following command to obtain the Check Point configuration:

    C:\Web_Visualisation_Tool> cpdb2web.exe [-s management_server] [-u admin_name | -a certificate_file] [-p password] [-o output_file_path] [-t table_names] [-c | -m gateway | -l package_names] [-gr] [-go] [-w Web_Visualization_Tool_installation_directory]

  • Export Device configuration using the FMT-CP-Config-Extractor_v2.1.2.4352 Tool: Open the FMT-CP-Config-Extractor_v2.1.2.4352 Tool, which is a Windows executable file (.exe), on the workstation that has access to the Check Point Security Gateway.

    To execute or run the extractor file, see FMT-CP-Config-Extractor_v2.1.2.4352 Tool.

  • Zip the Exported Files: Select all the eight files (seven from the Web Visualization Tool (WVT) and one .TXT file from the FMT-CP-Config-Extractor_v2.1.2.4352 Tool) and compress them to a zip file.

If you must extract information from a Check Point using the Firepower Migration Tool, proceed to Export the Check Point Configuration Files.

For Palo Alto Networks Firewall

The configuration must be extracted from the gateway if your device is managed by panorama. Merge the panorama configuration with the gateway and extract the configuration.

For more information, see Export the Configuration from Palo Alto Networks Firewall.

Firepower Migration Tool Features

The Firepower Migration Tool provides the following features:

  • Validation throughout the migration, including parse and push operations

  • Object re-use capability

  • Object conflict resolution

  • Interface mapping

  • Auto-creation or reuse of interface objects (ASA nameif to security zones and interface groups mapping)

  • Auto-creation or reuse of interface objects

  • Auto-zone mapping

  • Support to create user-defined security zone and interface-group

  • Support to create user-defined security zone

  • Subinterface limit check for the target Firepower Threat Defense device

  • Platforms supported

    —Virtual ASA to Virtual FTD

    —Same hardware migration (X to X device migration)

    —X to Y device migration (Y having higher number of interfaces)

Migration Reports

The Firepower Migration Tool provides the following reports in HTML format with details of the migration:

  • Pre-Migration Report

  • Post-Migration Report

Platform Requirements for the Firepower Migration Tool

The Firepower Migration Tool has the following infrastructure and platform requirements:

  • Windows 10 64-bit operating system or on a macOS version 10.13 or higher

  • Google Chrome as the system default browser

  • A single instance of the Firepower Migration Tool per system

  • Firepower Management Center and Firepower Threat Defense must be version 6.2.3.3 or later


Note

Remove the previous build before downloading the newer version.

Documentation

The following documentation is provided with this release:

  • Firepower Migration Tool Release Notes

  • Migrating ASA to Firepower Threat Defense with the Firepower Migration Tool

  • Migrating Check Point Firewall to Firepower Threat Defense with the Firepower Migration Tool

  • Migrating Palo Alto Networks Firewall to Firepower Threat Defense with the Firepower Migration Tool

  • Open Source Used in Cisco Firepower Migration Tool

Open and Resolved Bugs

The open bugs for this release can be accessed through the Cisco Bug Search Tool. This web-based tool provides you with access to the Cisco bug tracking system, which maintains information about bugs and vulnerabilities in this product and other Cisco hardware and software products.


Note

You must have a Cisco.com account to log in and access the Cisco Bug Search Tool. If you do not have one, you can register for an account on Cisco.com. For more information on Bug Search Tool, see Bug Search Tool Help.

Use these dynamic queries for an up-to-date list of open and resolved caveats in Firepower Migration Tool: