Most PAN-OS XML API requests are synchronous, meaning the response immediately provides the requested data. For example, when you
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and request system information, the API response is immediate and contains information such as the IP address, hostname, and model of your firewall.
However, there are some
that require more time to process and are asynchronous, meaning they require more than one request to get final results. These API requests include the following: