High memory usage for Palo Alto Networks

Vendor

Palo Alto Networks

Description

Indeni will alert if the memory utilization of a device is above a high threshold. If the device has multiple memory elements, each will be inspected separately and alert for.

Remediation Steps

Determine the cause for the high memory usage of the listed elements.Consider opening a support ticket with Palo Alto Networks.

How does this work?

This script and others use the Palo Alto Networks API to retrieve the current status of multiple different memory elements.

Why is this important?

The various memory components of a Palo Alto Networks firewall are important to track to ensure a smooth operation. This includes the management plane's memory element (MP) as well as the variety of data plane elements (such as IP pools, SSL termination memory, etc.).

Without Indeni how would you find this?

The management plane's memory is visible in the web interface. Other memory elements are only visible via the CLI. An administrator would need to manually check these periodically.

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