Is there a feature in PAN-OS to set CPU/RAM/Memory usage exceeding threshold x% in the same way Device>LogSettings>AlarmSettings has variables to track Log DBs?
This could be useful towards spinning up a new instance for the vFW to load balance to if the current vFW instance is being pushed too hard.
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Unfortunately this isn't possible ... at least for now. With Panorama 8.1 there might be something that you're asking for: "With device health monitoring, Panorama provides a deployment-wide view into the health and status of your next-generation firewalls." Source: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/products/new/new-panos8-1
Of course this requires that you use panorama...
Other possibilities are if you monitor the CPU and RAM usage (and maybe also session utilization) with snmp. With these values you can then build the automation to spin up new firewalls automatically when they are needed.
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