Server reboot after Cortex XDR installation is required or not?

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Server reboot after Cortex XDR installation is required or not?

L0 Member



I have one question regarding the Cortex XDR Agent installation, after i install the XDR agent in Servers (Linux or windows), do i need to reboot the server for the installation to take effect or no reboot needed? I am working in Telekom Malaysia Berhad and currently we are having mass XDR deployment for all servers (linux & windows). One of the system admin concern is related to the server reboot after the installation. I have checked in the palo alto website but somehow it does not mention any about the server reboot after installation. Seek your help on this.


L3 Networker

Hi Zaffrul,


Rebooting after agent install is not a requirement but is always recommended. 

L2 Linker

As far as I know, rebooting is not required but the processes that are already started upon installation will not be monitored until reboot.

Is that correct?


L3 Networker

Hi Nicola_Nuzzi,


That is exactly correct! Thanks! 

L5 Sessionator

Hi All,

BTP's also monitor for any suspicious activities, so any malicious actions (which may be already running, e.g. ransomware) will be detected and appropriate actions taken based on policies.

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