Automating Palo Alto update sequence

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Automating Palo Alto update sequence

Hey guys, so I've got the various Palo Alto PA220 XML Apis that lets you automatically update the Firewall instead of having to do it through the GUI interface.

 

I want to know what is the best way to create a script to do this automatically so I don't have to do this manually step by step.

 

 

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Re: Automating Palo Alto update sequence

@Zohaib89,

You effectively need to create a script to have the firewall start the software download and gather the job-id issued with that request. You'll then need to run a check against that job-id so you can see when it actually finishes.

Once the requested version is downloaded you would then schedule the install with the API and record the job-id once again. You'll need to run periodic checks against that job-id to see when the software install has actually completed.

Lastly you'll need to actually restart the device, which is easily triggered by the API. 

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