HA pair, first unit has no issue getting licenses, second one "failed to fetch licenses. failed to get license info."

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HA pair, first unit has no issue getting licenses, second one "failed to fetch licenses. failed to get license info."

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We're trying to bring up these units, two PA-440's.

 

They are in an HA pair, both tied to the same management switch, and both can ping/trace to updates.paloaltonetworks.com as described in this article: https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000PP1RCAW

 

However, the second unit can't retrieve it's licenses (I had to manually upload the files) and can't get content updates (similar error, "Failed to check Content content upgrade info due to Unknown error. Please check network connectivity and try again")

 

I've opened a support ticket but have not yet heard back. Any suggestions?

 

 

 

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In case this happens to anyone else, I had uncheck "Verify Update server Identity" In device settings, and some magically fixed all the issues. 

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Confirm that the mgmt interface on the 2ndary FW has its default gateway pointing either downstream to your L3 switch, or to the Primary PANW FW (if this is how your network is configured).  

 

Look at the Traffic Logs on the Primary FW to see if you see the SrcAddress of the mgmt IP Secondary FW passing through the Primary FW (because the primary should be seeing all traffic from inside the network, including the mgmt IP of the secondary FW, right?)

from the CLI on the secondary FW can you "ping host updates.paloaltonetworks.com"? 
confirm DNS is configured correctly.

 

 

 

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I've confirmed the gateway is set correctly, DNS is working, and I can ping/trace updates.paloaltonetworks.com without any issues. 

I see the traffic on my regular firewall as it's going out to the internet to hit updates.paloaltonetworks.com and it's being passed, as well as getting a response from updates.paloaltonetworks.com.

I just still get the error on retrieving licensing, or trying to do check dynamic updates, or check software updates. 

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hello,

Check the logs on the active PAN to see which policy its hitting when attempting to get updates/licenses. Only a guess, but its getting blocked or decrypted.

Regards,

There are no logs for the management interface, and like I said above, I can see the traffic leaving our network on our corporate firewall, and see replies. 

In case this happens to anyone else, I had uncheck "Verify Update server Identity" In device settings, and some magically fixed all the issues. 

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