Panorama VM 7.1.0 - Difference between debug reboot and reboot

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Panorama VM 7.1.0 - Difference between debug reboot and reboot

L1 Bithead

If you go into maintenance mode you have two options "debug reboot" and "reboot."

What are the differences between these two boot modes as they both seem to do the same thing and get me back to the panorama login.

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Debug reboot is for troubleshooting boot problems. In debug mode the boot process continues also in case of errors (like an important service cannot be started), where the normal boot would stop and the appliance would reboot again (until it reaches maintenance mode after 3 failed reboots). This makes it possible to write additional logs that are needed for troubleshooting existkng boot problems.

For example if you start a PAN-OS 8 panorama on hyper-v ( which isn't supported) the boot up will fail because panorama tries to start a service that is specially written for ESX. In debug reboot mode panorama ignores this error and continues booting up without this ESX specific service.

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Debug reboot is for troubleshooting boot problems. In debug mode the boot process continues also in case of errors (like an important service cannot be started), where the normal boot would stop and the appliance would reboot again (until it reaches maintenance mode after 3 failed reboots). This makes it possible to write additional logs that are needed for troubleshooting existkng boot problems.

For example if you start a PAN-OS 8 panorama on hyper-v ( which isn't supported) the boot up will fail because panorama tries to start a service that is specially written for ESX. In debug reboot mode panorama ignores this error and continues booting up without this ESX specific service.

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