Panorama is dropping lot of traffic to syslog splunk

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Panorama is dropping lot of traffic to syslog splunk

L4 Transporter

I have a active-standby panorama cluster version 8.1.17 that manages about 40 firewalls.  The active-cluster panorama is also a log collector-group.

20 firewalls send traffic/threat/URL logs to active panorama and the other 20 firewalls send traffic/threat/URL logs to the standby panorama.  From there, I configure panorama to forward these logs to syslog splunk.  I have PAN TAC support look at the configuration and they confirm the setup is good.


Here is the issue.  When I use the command "less mp-log syslog-ng.log", I can see the drop increment from panorama to the syslog splunk every 30 minutes or so.  The counter is measured every ten minutes.  On the syslog Splunk side, they confirmed that the traffic never arrived in tcpdump (syslog is clear text so we can decode the missing logs). 


I've opened a ticket with PAN support and waiting to hear back from them but it is currently with the first tier level TAC support so not much hope so far.


Why would panorama stop forwarding log to external syslog splunk?  Has anyone seen this issue before?




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

have you tracked global counters and log forwarder statistics? maybe the log rate is too high for it to be able to complete each forward

Tom Piens
PANgurus - (co)managed services and consultancy

@reaper:  What is the command do you recommend?  I am using "debug log-collector log-collection-stats show log-forwarding-stats | match syslog" and I am seeing this:


syslog enqueued count: 3260998077
syslog sent count: 3260769863
syslog dropped count: 422974378
syslog Queue depth: 0


What do you mean by the log rate is too high?  My panorama is running in AWS with the biggest available EC2 available.


So just because you deploy an ever bigger instance doesn't mean it'll handle the amount of logs being generated. You pretty quickly run into an area of diminishing/no return on additional resources. 

L4 Transporter

@BPry:  My instance is 16CPU with 64GB RAM.  According to PAN, it is capable of handling of 10,000 logs/sec.  Maximum logs/sec in my situation is around 4,500 logs/sec so I have plenty of resource on the Panorama to handle the log.  Waiting for the next move from TAC support.

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