TX packets dropped for Palo Alto Networks

Vendor

Palo Alto Networks

Description

Indeni tracks the number of packets that had issues and alerts if the ratio is too high.

Remediation Steps

Packet drops usually occur when the rate of packets transmitted is higher than the device ability to handle.

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 the number of packets transmitted through the interface.

Why is this important?

Tracking the number of packets flowing through each network interface is important to identify potential issues, spikes in traffic, etc.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

The traffic statistics of network interfaces can be retrieved through SNMP in newer versions of PAN-OS (7.x).

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