Critical process(es) down for Palo Alto Networks

Vendor

Palo Alto Networks

Description

Many devices have critical processes, usually daemons, that must be up for certain functions to work. Indeni will alert if any of these goes down.

Remediation Steps

Review the cause for the processes being down.

How does this work?

This script logs into the Palo Alto Networks firewall through SSH and retrieves the status of running processes. It then compares the list of running processes to a known list of processes that are critical and checks to see they are all up. Those that are down are flagged as such.

Why is this important?

This script logs into the Palo Alto Networks firewall through SSH and retrieves the status of running processes. It then compares the list of running processes to a known list of processes that are critical and checks to see they are all up. Those that are down are flagged as such.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

An administrator would need to write a script to poll their firewalls for the data. The other option is to pull this data during an outage.


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