NTP sync failure(s) for Palo Alto Networks

Vendor

Palo Alto Networks

Description

Indeni will alert if one or more of the configured NTP servers is not syncing correctly.

Remediation Steps

Review the cause for the NTP sync not working.

Run "show ntp" and review the status of each NTP server. You can also review the dagger.log, based on https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/Management-TKB/article-id/2078

How does this work?

This alert uses the Palo Alto Networks API to retrieve the current status of the NTP servers (the equivalent of running "show ntp" in CLI).

Why is this important?

This alert uses the Palo Alto Networks API to retrieve the current status of the NTP servers (the equivalent of running "show ntp" in CLI).

Without Indeni how would you find this?

An administrator could write a script to leverage the Palo Alto Networks API to collect this data periodically and alert appropriately. The system logs also include updates regarding successful or unsuccesful NTP synchronization.


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