Schedule Restart of Firewall

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Schedule Restart of Firewall

L1 Bithead

Is there any web/gui interface option to schedule a reboot/restart of a PA 3000 series firewall running 8.1.5?  Any command line level option?  We'd like to restart the firewalls middle of the night without IT being awake to do so.




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


This is where the API and a script would come in handy to complete the task for you. However I have to ask, why are you looking to restart the firewall on a schedule on a regular basis? 

Sorry for the delay in the reply.  I typically like to restart all devices we have, some more often than others.  Microsoft based systems get restarted weekly by script.  Switches about every 6 months to a year.  I'd like to restart the firewall once a month or so...


The firewall restart desire started about a year or two ago when under previous versions, it would get a little squirrely after about 2 months of up-time.


I haven't noticed that problem with the more recent versions however but restarting periodically is usually a good thing.


Okay. We'll I would personally recommend that this not be something you do in the middle of the night for a variety of reasons, primarily the fact that if the auto-commit process fails or a dependent process fails to start properly your firewall will be unaccessible until someone in the IT staff can take a look at it. 


That being said, the REST url that you would use the do something like this is below. You could then use either Powershell or a Python Requests script to actually do this on a scheduled basis. 



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