Detect ipsec vpn tunnel down with remote palo alto peer

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Detect ipsec vpn tunnel down with remote palo alto peer

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 PA5020/PAN-OS 7.1.10


 I am trying to develop a NAGIOS check to get an alert , when a vpn tunnel between PA's at different locations

is down. So far I have been looking at the ifup-status of the corresponding tunnel interface at the local firewall. It turns

out that  this is still up , even if the vpn tunnel is down. From the local firewall, this can be argumentable and I can except. 
Are there any other SNMP variables in the Palo Alto SNMP MIBS to check and use in order to verify the status of a vpn tunnel

between 2 PA's ?


Have you seend this -


Not completely sure if it the absense of SNMP OIDs is still valid for current versions.


   Tx, for the link, does anyone know of progress on ipsec link monitoring via SNMP in PANOS 8.x ?



Community Team Member

Hi @marce1000,


Using a MIB-browser I found the following inside the PAN-TRAPS MIB :


panVPNTunnelStatusUpTrap : .

panVPNTunnelStatusDownTrap : .






There's also a workaround using syslog messages :





Hope this helps !


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I have tested the MIBs and I have no feedback.
Have you if since Palo Alto has brought a solution to the problem?

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