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How to identify unused objects?

L4 Transporter

Hi All,

Is it possible to identify unused objects,.? eg: address, address group, app group etc

We are using PS2050 which is taking too much time for commit ( arroung 30 minutes) so i want to remove unused objects from the device which may helps to improve commit

we have more than 700 objects defined and about 220 policies it is very difficult to identify unused objects manually in this scenario.

Thank you,



L5 Sessionator

Hi Gururaj

The following document can be helpful:

How to Identify Unused Policies on a Palo Alto Networks Device


L7 Applicator

Hello Gururaj,

As csharma mentioned above, we can identify any unused policy on this PAN firewall, but I don't think there is any straight forward way to segregate unused objects i.e (address, address group, app group etc)

If there are features we currently don't have but you would like to see added, the Palo Alto SE can create a feature request for you.


L4 Transporter

Firemon, Tufin, AlgoSec can help you


Our Professional Services engineer do have some tools to make that happen. You could get in touch with your PAN Sales team to see what they can do for you.

Not applicable

We are actually working with a Palo engineer right now who is creating a script to do this very thing. As stated above, there is nothing on the GUI or CLI that will perform this function, but you can script it out yourself.

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