PA-VM-100 No traffic logging

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L1 Bithead

PA-VM-100 No traffic logging

Hi,

I have just installed VM Series and configured it. Traffic goes through, rules are working but there is no logs in the monitor page.

I haven't installed the license yet because I want to be sure that I want to keep it as I configured and without errors.

I will try to provide more details;

PA Version: 6.0.0

VM version: ESXi: 5.1 vSphere:5.1 vCenter:5.1
4 vCPU 4096MB Memory

10 Network Adapters, all VMXNET3 driver

Promiscuous Mode enabled on all of the Port Groups and Distributed Switches.

When I use the command

show counter global filer

It gives the below output:

Global counters:

Elapsed time since last sampling: 9.110 seconds

name                                   value     rate severity  category  aspect    description

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pkt_recv                              281852       39 info      packet    pktproc   Packets received

pkt_sent                               27086        0 info      packet    pktproc   Packets transmitted

session_allocated                       2105        0 info      session   resource  Sessions allocated

session_freed                           2091        0 info      session   resource  Sessions freed

session_installed                       2035        0 info      session   resource  Sessions installed

session_discard                          548        0 info      session   resource  Session set to discard by security policy check

flow_rcv_err                              47        0 drop      flow      parse     Packets dropped: flow stage receive error

flow_rcv_dot1q_tag_err                 15170        1 drop      flow      parse     Packets dropped: 802.1q tag not configured

flow_no_interface                      15170        1 drop      flow      parse     Packets dropped: invalid interface

flow_ipv6_disabled                         3        0 drop      flow      parse     Packets dropped: IPv6 disabled on interface

flow_policy_nat_land                      38        0 drop      flow      session   Session setup: source NAT IP allocation result i

n LAND attack

flow_tcp_non_syn                         169        0 info      flow      session   Non-SYN TCP packets without session match

flow_tcp_non_syn_drop                    169        0 drop      flow      session   Packets dropped: non-SYN TCP without session mat

ch

flow_fwd_l3_noarp                        670        0 drop      flow      forward   Packets dropped: no ARP

flow_action_predict                       32        0 info      flow      pktproc   Predict sessions created

flow_action_close                        512        0 drop      flow      pktproc   TCP sessions closed via injecting RST

flow_arp_pkt_rcv                      239780       37 info      flow      arp       ARP packets received

flow_arp_pkt_xmt                         672        0 info      flow      arp       ARP packets transmitted

flow_arp_pkt_replied                      57        0 info      flow      arp       ARP requests replied

flow_arp_pkt_learned                       3        0 info      flow      arp       ARP entry learned

flow_arp_rcv_gratuitous                    2        0 info      flow      arp       Gratuitous ARP packets received

flow_arp_rcv_err                           2        0 drop      flow      arp       ARP receive error

flow_arp_resolve_xmt                     672        0 info      flow      arp       ARP resolution packets transmitted

flow_host_pkt_rcv                        134        0 info      flow      mgmt      Packets received from control plane

flow_host_pkt_xmt                       2134        0 info      flow      mgmt      Packets transmitted to control plane

flow_host_decap_err                       42        0 drop      flow      mgmt      Packets dropped: decapsulation error from contro

l plane

flow_host_service_allow                   70        0 info      flow      mgmt      Device management session allowed

flow_host_service_deny                     7        0 drop      flow      mgmt      Device management session denied

flow_host_service_unknown                 27        0 drop      flow      mgmt      Session discarded: unknown application to contro

l plane

flow_host_vardata_rate_limit_ok           41        0 info      flow      mgmt      Host vardata not sent: rate limit ok

appid_ident_by_icmp                       15        0 info      appid     pktproc   Application identified by icmp type

appid_ident_by_heuristics                  1        0 info      appid     pktproc   Application identified by heuristics

appid_post_pkt_queued                      9        0 info      appid     resource  The total trailing packets queued in AIE

appid_ident_by_dport_first               477        0 info      appid     pktproc   Application identified by L4 dport first

appid_proc                              1178        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of packets processed by Application i

dentification

appid_use_dfa_1                          275        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of packets using the second DFA table

appid_unknown_max_pkts                     9        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of unknown applications caused by max

. packets reached

appid_unknown_udp                         26        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of unknown UDP applications after app

engine

appid_unknown_fini                        18        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of unknown applications

appid_unknown_fini_empty                 364        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of unknown applications because of no

data

appid_skip_terminal                       79        0 info      appid     pktproc   The dfa result is terminal

nat_dynamic_port_xlat                   2022        0 info      nat       resource  The total number of dynamic_ip_port NAT translat

e called

nat_dynamic_port_release                2047        0 info      nat       resource  The total number of dynamic_ip_port NAT release

called

dfa_sw                                  8126        0 info      dfa       pktproc   The total number of dfa match using software

tcp_drop_packet                            4        0 warn      tcp       pktproc   packets dropped because of failure in tcp reasse

mbly

tcp_case_1                                 1        0 info      tcp       pktproc   tcp reassembly case 1

tcp_case_2                               226        0 info      tcp       pktproc   tcp reassembly case 2

ctd_sml_exit_detector_i                  268        0 info      ctd       pktproc   The number of sessions with sml exit in detector

i

appid_bypass_no_ctd                       37        0 info      appid     pktproc   appid bypass due to no ctd

ctd_handle_reset_and_url_exit             39        0 info      ctd       pktproc   Handle reset and url exit

ctd_stop_proc                             27        0 info      ctd       pktproc   ctd stop proc

ctd_err_bypass                           268        0 info      ctd       pktproc   ctd error bypass

ctd_run_pattern_match_failure            807        0 info      ctd       pktproc   Run pattern match failure

ctd_run_detector_i                         8        0 info      ctd       pktproc   run detector_i

ctd_do_pattern_match                     287        0 info      ctd       pktproc   do pattern match

ctd_sml_vm_run_impl_opcodeexit           268        0 info      ctd       pktproc   SML VM opcode exit

ctd_sml_vm_run_impl_immed8000             29        0 info      ctd       pktproc   SML VM immed8000

ctd_sml_opcode_set_file_type              51        0 info      ctd       pktproc   sml opcode set file type

ctd_sml_cache_conflict                     3        0 info      ctd       pktproc   The number of sml cache conflict

aho_too_many_matches                       1        0 info      aho       pktproc   too many signature matches within one packet

aho_sw                                  5403        0 info      aho       pktproc   The total usage of software for AHO

ctd_appid_reassign                       697        0 info      ctd       pktproc   appid was changed

ctd_decoder_reassign                      27        0 info      ctd       pktproc   decoder was changed

ctd_url_block                            492        0 info      ctd       pktproc   sessions blocked by url filtering

ctd_pkt_slowpath                        6584        0 info      ctd       pktproc   Packets processed by slowpath

log_uid_req_cnt                            1        0 info      log       system    Number of uid request logs

log_traffic_cnt                         2322        0 info      log       system    Number of traffic logs

log_pkt_diag_us                           47        0 info      log       system    Time (us) spend on writing packet-diag logs

zip_process_sw                             2        0 info      zip       pktproc   The total number of zip software decompress proc

ess

ssl_hsm_up_down_event_rcv                  1        0 info      ssl       pktproc   The number of HSM up/down events received

pkt_send_out                           24952        0 info      packet    resource  Packets entered module send stage out

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total counters shown: 71

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After when I use the command:

show counter global filter delta yes

It gives me the below output:

Global counters:

Elapsed time since last sampling: 132.101 seconds

name                                   value     rate severity  category  aspect    description

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

pkt_recv                                5953       45 info      packet    pktproc   Packets received

pkt_sent                                  42        0 info      packet    pktproc   Packets transmitted

session_allocated                          1        0 info      session   resource  Sessions allocated

session_freed                              2        0 info      session   resource  Sessions freed

session_installed                          1        0 info      session   resource  Sessions installed

session_discard                            1        0 info      session   resource  Session set to discard by security policy check

flow_rcv_dot1q_tag_err                   491        3 drop      flow      parse     Packets dropped: 802.1q tag not configured

flow_no_interface                        491        3 drop      flow      parse     Packets dropped: invalid interface

flow_tcp_non_syn                           3        0 info      flow      session   Non-SYN TCP packets without session match

flow_tcp_non_syn_drop                      3        0 drop      flow      session   Packets dropped: non-SYN TCP without session mat

ch

flow_action_close                          1        0 drop      flow      pktproc   TCP sessions closed via injecting RST

flow_arp_pkt_rcv                        5418       41 info      flow      arp       ARP packets received

flow_host_pkt_xmt                         32        0 info      flow      mgmt      Packets transmitted to control plane

appid_proc                                 1        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of packets processed by Application i

dentification

appid_unknown_fini_empty                   1        0 info      appid     pktproc   The number of unknown applications because of no

data

nat_dynamic_port_xlat                      1        0 info      nat       resource  The total number of dynamic_ip_port NAT translat

e called

nat_dynamic_port_release                   1        0 info      nat       resource  The total number of dynamic_ip_port NAT release

called

dfa_sw                                     5        0 info      dfa       pktproc   The total number of dfa match using software

ctd_run_pattern_match_failure              1        0 info      ctd       pktproc   Run pattern match failure

aho_sw                                     4        0 info      aho       pktproc   The total usage of software for AHO

ctd_appid_reassign                         1        0 info      ctd       pktproc   appid was changed

ctd_url_block                              1        0 info      ctd       pktproc   sessions blocked by url filtering

ctd_pkt_slowpath                           4        0 info      ctd       pktproc   Packets processed by slowpath

log_traffic_cnt                            2        0 info      log       system    Number of traffic logs

pkt_send_out                              10        0 info      packet    resource  Packets entered module send stage out

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Total counters shown: 25

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All ideas are appreciated.

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L3 Networker

Re: PA-VM-100 No traffic logging

Do a show session all and see which rule its hitting. by  doing a show session id <idnumber>

Once you have the rule it is hitting then check if you have logging enabled on that rule, if it says rule: default then it wont be logged.

And if you still don't see the traffic, do debug log-receiver statistics and see if any traffic logs are written.

HTH

Deepak

L6 Presenter

Re: PA-VM-100 No traffic logging

I had the same problem

I tried many things to solve

at last I used a trial 1 month license and registered the Vm

now log comes !!! very strange

L1 Bithead

Re: Re: PA-VM-100 No traffic logging

Thank you for the input. I have checked the session. rule was something I wrote and it have logging enabled. Actually I tried session start, end and both of them together.

Then I tried "debug log-receiver statistics" and you can see the results below;

Logging statistics

------------------------------ -----------

Log incoming rate:             1/sec

Log written rate:              1/sec

Corrupted packets:             0

Corrupted URL packets:         0

Logs discarded (queue full):   0

Traffic logs written:          79950

URL logs written:              0

Wildfire logs written:         0

Anti-virus logs written:       0

Spyware logs written:          0

Attack logs written:           0

Vulnerability logs written:    0

Fileext logs written:          0

URL cache age out count:       0

URL cache full count:          0

URL cache key exist count:     0

Traffic alarms dropped due to sysd write failures: 0

Traffic alarms dropped due to global rate limiting: 0

Traffic alarms dropped due to each source rate limiting: 0

Traffic alarms generated count:  0

Log Forward count:             0

Log Forward discarded (queue full) count: 0

Log Forward discarded (send error) count: 0

Summary Statistics:

Num current drop entries in trsum:0

Num cumulative drop entries in trsum:0

Num current drop entries in thsum:0

Num cumulative drop entries in thsum:0

External Forwarding stats:

      Type  Enqueue Count     Send Count     Drop Count    Queue Depth     Send Rate(last 1min)

    syslog              0              0              0              0                        0

      snmp              0              0              0              0                        0

     email              0              0              0              0                        0

       raw              0              0              0              0                        0

Where should I go from here?

L1 Bithead

Re: Re: PA-VM-100 No traffic logging

I was afraid someone would said that

I couldn't find any documents that says I should register it before I see the logs and would love to hear from PA that it is a requirement if it is. I am keeping that solution as a last resort. Thanks.

L1 Bithead

Re: PA-VM-100 No traffic logging

I installed the license and wait for a day but I can see the logs now. Thank you panos

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