Creating an Adapter Instance (Palo Alto Networks)

Before you can begin using the Management Pack, you must create an adapter instance to identify the host from which the Management Pack will retrieve data.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Administration. In the right panel, the Solutions view will be displayed.
  2. Select Palo Alto Networks from the Solutions list on the right.

  3. Click the Configure  icon. The Manage Solution window will appear.

    Click the Add  icon above the Instance Name list on the left to create multiple adapter instances.


    Manage Solution window

  4. In the Manage Solution window, enter the following information:

    1. Instance Settings:

      • Display Name: A name for this particular instance of the Management Pack.

      • Description: Optional, but it can be helpful to describe multiple instances of the Management Pack.

    2. Basic Settings:

    3. Advanced Settings:

      • Collector(s)/Groups: Default Collector/Group is automatically selected. Click the drop-down menu if you want to run the collection on a different node.

      • Port: Specify the port at which to make PAN-OS requests. Default port is 443.

      • Connection Tiimeout (Seconds): Enter the number of seconds to wait before closing a connection to the host if a response has not yet been received. Default value is 30 seconds.

      • Hours to Keep Threat Events Alive: Enter the number of hours to wait before canceling threat events. Default value is 24 hours.

      • Minimum Message Event Severity: Select the minimum severity level of events you want brought into vROps. Default selection is Info; other options include: Warning and Critical.

      • Support Autodiscovery: When you enable autodiscovery (set to True; default setting), the Management Pack creates resources and relationships in vROps, then collects data for the discovered resources after the main collection query runs. This should not be set to False.

  5. Click Test Connection to test the configured connection information. If you encounter any errors, see: Troubleshooting the Management Pack (Palo Alto Networks).

  6. Click Save Settings and Close to save your adapter instance. 

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