Need help about PAN-OS 8 SNMP settings

L2 Linker

Need help about PAN-OS 8 SNMP settings

Target is to forward the PA device status to a monitoring tool (Cacti). But "Cacti" respond SNMP error. Both v2 and v3 show the same error. Other devices (C2960) from the same subnet of PA has no problem.


Below is the PA settings


Name: Test

SNMP Manager: <IP_of_Cacti>

User: testuser

EngineID: <leave_blank> (I have 2 PA form an HA)

Auth Password: abcd1234

Priv Password: efgh5678


Below is the config when add device in Cacti

SNMP Version: Version 3

SNMP Username (v3): testuser

SNMP Password (v3): abcd1234

SNMP Auth Protocol (v3): SHA

SNMP Privacy Passphrase (v3): efgh5678

SNMP Privacy Protocol (v3): AES

SNMP Context (v3): <leave_blank>

SNMP Engine ID (v3): <leave_blank>

SNMP Port: 161

SNMP Timeout: 500 milliseconds

Maximum OIDs Per Get Request: 10

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L2 Linker

Re: Need help about PAN-OS 8 SNMP settings

Is SNMP allowed on the mgmt interface:?



L2 Linker

Re: Need help about PAN-OS 8 SNMP settings

Hello Mkyk,

You are correct. I didn't allow SNMP in mgmt interface. Also didn't configure "SNMP Setup" in "Device>Setup>Operations". Now work for SNMPv2. But still no go for SNMPv3.

In "SNMP Setup" in "Device>Setup>Operations>SNMP Setup". After choose "v3". There are several settings unfamiliar to me. No idea about "View", "OID", "Option" and "Mask". Any hints please?

L7 Applicator

Re: Need help about PAN-OS 8 SNMP settings


Those are all standard settings for SNMPv3. 

This is critical due to SNMPv3 utilizing a VACM to control access to specific objects.


Simply specifying the Object Identifier you actually want to utilize in the VACM.


Include or Exclude are your only options. 


You need to define which node of the OID to match for the VACM. 



If you simply want everything to go to Cacti simply set the OID as ".1", and the mask as "0x80" will give you the full MIB treem everything will then match your VACM settings. 

L2 Linker

Re: Need help about PAN-OS 8 SNMP settings


I use those OID in before.

Change to OID = .1, and Mask = 0x80 works

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