Create Custom Report for Unused Rules
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Create Custom Report for Unused Rules

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I am struggling a bit here. 

I've been tasked to set up various reports on palo firewall. 

One of them is to create a custom report displaying all unused rules. 

I've tried many things. I followed this link:

which basically creates a report of used rules. I need exactly the opposite. 


I've tried to use the query builder to set packet, bytes or count to zero hoping that I will be given a list of unused rules. Unfortunately it didn't work and I get "No matching records". 


Anyone has any ideas how to achieve this?


Thank you





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At the bottom of your policies page, you can always just select "Highlight Unused Rules"



We even have a Tips and Tricks article on this:


If that will not suffice, then let me know and I will see if there is any other way here.

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 a couple of more things.. if you wanted something via the CLI which may be easier to read.. you can try this command:

show running rule-use rule-base <option> type unused vsys vsys1


That command will give you, in my opinion, an easier to read list than what the GUI is capable of giving you. 

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