Monitoring the firewall

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Monitoring the firewall

L1 Bithead



i would like to monitor the firewall using centreon. Unfortunately we are using the free version so we dont have access to the snmp and ssh plugins packs and we have to do everything by ourselves.


To get CPU, uptime information and so on i can use snmp using OID. However to get more detailled informations i would like to run ssh command remotely. 


The problem is that when i try to execute an ssh command it get stuck and nothing happened (while when i directly connect to a shell it works).


For example this work : ssh admin@paloaltovm

but this does not work : ssh admin@paloaltovm "show system resources"


Is there anything i can do to solve that ? thank you


Community Team Member

Hi @zakergfx ,


I have no experience using SSH on the PA like that (adding additional commands after the SSH connect) but I've found some similar discussions on the same topic so my guess is that it isn't supported.


I suggest using an expect script instead:


or even using XML API.


Kind regards,


LIVEcommunity team member, CISSP
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