How to delete mgmt.pcap file from the device?

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How to delete mgmt.pcap file from the device?

L3 Networker

Hi All, 


As above, how can l do that?


> view-pcap mgmt-pcap mgmt.pcap





Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite
looks like that option was taken out? i seem to recall that pcap used to be under mp-log, but now isn't may need to open a case to get that reinstated 😉
Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

HI @reaper,


I was troubleshooting AD server user agent communication issue, so PCAP from mgmt interface helped (server issue), but there seems no option to remove it. No big deal just wanted to know if there is a way to delete the file.




Hi @myky ,


I was using tcpdump on the management interface recently and I notice that every time the capture is started the file is overwriten, not amended. So as some kind of workaround you can just run new tcpdump with some dummy filter (at will not capture any traffic). This will overwrite and replace the content of the file from the previous capture.



@aleksandar.astardzhiev  that is true. l noticed that too. 



L0 Member

From the CLI, type in


delete pcap directory


Then press <TAB> 1-2 times.

You shall then see the directories your mgmt pcap files reside within (arranged by date).

Add the directory of the pcap file you want to delete and press enter:


delete pcap directory 20240202



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