Log retention in firewalls and panorama

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Log retention in firewalls and panorama

L1 Bithead

Hi, I have the following question related to log management:


  • why PAN-70X0 can't send event logs to Panorama ?
  • are the event logs stored in compressed format ? If so, what is the compression ratio ?






L5 Sessionator



For me 70xx plateform are provided with log collector then log are stored in.

You can't forward log directly to Panorama: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/70/pan-os/pan-os/monitoring/configure-log-forwarding

look for architecture: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/70/panorama/panorama_adminguide/manage-log-collection...


For me no compression. If you need to estimate disk capacity, look: https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/60/panorama/panorama_adminguide/set-up-panorama/deter...


Hope help.



L5 Sessionator



Just short add. 

For log fowarding to Panorama directly, please look into the V8 release note ....





I was just gonna comment that.  

I noticed in the PAN-OS 8.0 RNs that they support forwarding to Panorama...That being said.  In a production enviornment you'll want to stay away from 8.0 for a while maybe until 8.0.3-5 depending upon how quickly the bugs get mitigated.

Hi Vince,


I am reading that logs can be compressed on a PANOS 8.0 firewall. I can find no setting that says compress or gzip logs at all. The guide shows how to do it but when you look in the firewall there is no option to compress.

Not in Device > Log Settings, or Objects > Log Forwarding. I am using a PA-500 although the below article is regarding 7K. This would lead me to believe only the 7K has the capability.



Line: "Pack and compress more logs on a given send block."


thank you,


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