Recently purchased 2nd hand PA-3050

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Recently purchased 2nd hand PA-3050

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Hi All,


I recently bought a PA-3050 from my local auction house. Unfortunately I was not provided with an IP address of the MGMT interface so I am unable to connect to the device. I have gone through some of the usual default IP's however none of them appear to work.


I have connected a serial to USB cable in and gone through each baud and no luck. On 9600 I do get through to the bios windows that you can see in the screenshot, however thats all I can get to.


Any ideas on next steps?


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Thank you for the post @AndrewWaters


Have you tried to press either DEL or F2?


If you press F2, you should get: " Enter 'maint' for boot menu".

After you enter: "maint", you will get PANOS boot menu.

Select: PANOS (maint), then press: Continue, then you will have an option to select: "Factory Reset"

After factory reset returns: "Success" you can press: "Reboot'.

After the firewall comes up, you can login with default username and password.


You can follow below KB for management interface setup.


Kind Regards


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Hi Pavel,

thanks for getting back to me.


turns out I needed to plug a keyboard directly into the Palo so I am now able to send commands.


i press F2 or DEL and I now get promoted for a password.


i have tried usuals, admin, password, blank to no avail - any ideas?
see attached photo

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Thank you for reply @AndrewWaters


would it be possible to follow this KB:

You should be able to proceed with factory reset before you get prompted for password.


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