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Update routing table based on PING results

L0 Member

Does anyone know if the PA supports dynamically updating the routing table on a PA FW based on PING results?  Some vendors refer to this as IP SLA.




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Cyber Elite

Hi Daniel

You could set up policy based forwarding with monitoring but this would simply be a yes/no routing decision based on ping reply or timeout

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

L7 Applicator

Palo Alto calls the IP SLA feature "Path Monitoring".  This can be used with a variety of features like virtual routers, Policy Based Routing, VPN or High Availability to control failover scenarios.

Here are two sample configurations.

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Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center

L6 Presenter

Hi Dwharam,

Its possible through PBF. In PBF you can configure route failover upon ping response.

Refer following document for PBF configuration, Page 5 has information on Path Monitor which triggers failover of route based on ping.

Policy Based Forwarding


Hardik shah

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