How can I configure Palo Alto for static IP via MGT cable? No network access.

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How can I configure Palo Alto for static IP via MGT cable? No network access.

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We had a lightning strike and our Palo Alto got fried. I have a replacement Palo Alto but the ISP is Spectrum Fiber and requires setting a static IP address within Palo Alto. Can I utilize the MGT port/cable to populate and configure the static IP info? Thanks for the help! 

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Hi @Schioppa ,


Are you trying to configure a static IP address on your WAN interface using the CLI over the mgmt interface?


Ideally you'd want a backup config of your fried firewall to start from. Any chance you can import that config ?

Also wondering if you have GUI access via the mgmt port ? In the GUI you can navigate to the Network tab > Interfaces and configure a static IP there.


Using the CLI it's also possible (example shown for ethernet1/3) :


admin@pa-vm> configure
Entering configuration mode
admin@pa-vm# set network interface ethernet ethernet1/3 layer3 ip x.x.x.x/x


Note you'll also need to assign a security zone, a VR, likely also NAT and a security policy to be of any use though.


Kind regards,


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