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Panorama with log collectors

L3 Networker

Here is the set up.  Palo FW HA pairs send logs to Panorama and Log Collectors.  Log Collectors send logs to long term archival (LTA) such as LogRhythm.

 

Here is the issue, long term storage is not seeing the latest logs.  I guess what I don't understand is the timing.  When/how often are logs sent from the FW's to Panorama/Loggers and then when/how often do the Loggers send them off to LTA?

 

I get that logs may roll on Panorama based on disk size, but was under the impression that latest logs should be at least reasonably close if I search for a recent for events on Panorama traffic logs and LTA.

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Thank you for posting question @RobertShawver

 

Based on my experience, the logs from Firewall to Panorama are sent almost instantly. Under normal circumstances there should not be a  significant time gap between logs on Firewall and Panorama. In my case, I can see logs in Panorama within a few minutes. If you see this issue, could you check the output on log collector from this command:

 

debug log-collector log-collection-stats show incoming-logs

 

If you see any value than 0 under: Fails, this might indicate an issue.

 

If you have multiple log collectors ensure that there is latency less than 10ms between each log collector. Here is corresponding KB: https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000CmUnCAK

 

Could you also check the logging rate and health of Elastic Search:

 show log-collector-es-cluster health

 show log-collector detail | match logs

 

Could you also make sure that Firewall and Panorama/Log Collector are using the same time zone?

 

Regarding syslog exporting from Panorama to 3d party server, I can see some time gap which varies through out the day. Likely depending on load. I have not found any good way to troubleshoot /debug it to narrow down a root cause. Every time, I saw that server does not get any data, i took a pcap on log collector to confirm it is being sent by log collector or not.

 

Kind Regards

Pavel 

 

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Thank you for posting question @RobertShawver

 

Based on my experience, the logs from Firewall to Panorama are sent almost instantly. Under normal circumstances there should not be a  significant time gap between logs on Firewall and Panorama. In my case, I can see logs in Panorama within a few minutes. If you see this issue, could you check the output on log collector from this command:

 

debug log-collector log-collection-stats show incoming-logs

 

If you see any value than 0 under: Fails, this might indicate an issue.

 

If you have multiple log collectors ensure that there is latency less than 10ms between each log collector. Here is corresponding KB: https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000CmUnCAK

 

Could you also check the logging rate and health of Elastic Search:

 show log-collector-es-cluster health

 show log-collector detail | match logs

 

Could you also make sure that Firewall and Panorama/Log Collector are using the same time zone?

 

Regarding syslog exporting from Panorama to 3d party server, I can see some time gap which varies through out the day. Likely depending on load. I have not found any good way to troubleshoot /debug it to narrow down a root cause. Every time, I saw that server does not get any data, i took a pcap on log collector to confirm it is being sent by log collector or not.

 

Kind Regards

Pavel 

 

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