Network port(s) down for Palo Alto Networks

Vendor

Palo Alto Networks

Description

Indeni will alert if one or more network ports is down.

Remediation Steps

Review the cause for the ports being down.

How does this work?

This alert logs into the Palo Alto Networks firewall through SSH and retrieves the status of all network interfaces. In that output, it looks for interfaces that are set to be up, but are actually down.

Why is this important?

If a network interface is set to be up (what's known as "admin up") but is actually down (a cable is not connected, the device on the other side is down, etc.) it is important to know.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

An administrator would normally use SNMP or write a script to poll the status and details of network interfaces and alert accordingly.

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