How to access to linux mode in PA ?

L3 Networker

How to access to linux mode in PA ?

Hello community,


Can you help me with this?


I need to know if its possible to instal Nagios Package into Palo Alto, hence how do I get access to the Linux Based Commands on the platform, I understand that PA is build upon Fedora.


Any guidance will be much appreciated


L1 Bithead

Re: How to access to linux mode in PA ?

The Linux Kernel can only be opened up to root by a Passcode Hash which you generate a key and give to TAC who will paste it into SSH session.  It is proprietary to PAN which contains core system files.  I would recommend installing Nagios on a seperate server.

L7 Applicator

Re: How to access to linux mode in PA ?

Hi Apadilla


Root level access to the operating system is reserved for TAC support interventions in case a software bug needs to be investigated further. The operating system is proprietary and designed to offer you the best possible performance for all firewall tasks, installing custom packages onto an appliance could compromise the performance of the appliance. 


It is highly recommended to run the nagios server on it's own appliance or VM instance so you can retain full control over it's resource consumption and can expand if needed





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L7 Applicator

Re: How to access to linux mode in PA ?

So I'm not a Nagios expert by any means, however cannot nagios get the data is needs via SNMP?

L3 Networker

Re: How to access to linux mode in PA ?

Thanks Tom.

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