Some Palo Alto firewalls in our network can't register to Cortex Data Lake.

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Some Palo Alto firewalls in our network can't register to Cortex Data Lake.

L1 Bithead


We have about 10 offices, each of them has a firewall, all of them are under Panorama control. Some of these firewalls cannot register in the Cortex Data Lake, if I try to add them manually there, I see the Certificate Status "Needs certificate".

Licenses aren't expired. I tried steps from that doc:

and this:

nothing helps.


L3 Networker

Are the firewalls all part of the same CSP account?   

L1 Bithead

I think yes. All firewalls belong to one organization, all of them I can see in one place on Palo Alto portal and all of them are managed from one Panorama.

L1 Bithead

From this solution:

When I added command: request logging-service-forwarding certificate fetch

after maybe 30 sec I checked the job (show jobs all) and this job was failed:



Based on your previous comments, you tried some good troubleshooting. 


From Panorama, go to Panorama tab, device deployment, licensing , click refresh.  select one of the bad firewalls and click refresh


You can also try to restart the management server using command


debug software restart process management-server


What version of pan-os?

L1 Bithead

I have a 10.0.6 version of PAN-OS on Panorama and on one of the bad firewalls (on another bad firewalls I have 9.1.3h ver.). And I have refreshed licenses from Panorama as you advised, unfortunatelly it didn't help.

About restarting the management server: you talk about Panorama or firewall?

L1 Bithead

I repeated all steps and use command "debug software restart process management-server" in the end and it didn't help.

I would suggest opening a ticket with Cortex team, they will be able to help

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