Use a terminal emulator, such as PuTTY, to
connect to the CLI of a Palo Alto Networks device in one of the
—If you have
completed initial configuration,
you can establish a CLI connection over the network using a secure
shell (SSH) connection.
—If you have not yet completed initial
configuration or if you chose not to enable SSH on the Palo Alto
Networks device, you can establish a direct serial connection from
a serial interface on your management computer to the Console port
on the device.
Launch the terminal emulation software and select
the type of connection (Serial or SSH).
To establish an SSH connection, enter the hostname
or IP address of the device you want to connect to and set the port
To establish a Serial connection, connect a serial interface
on management computer to the Console port on the device. Configure
the Serial connection settings in the terminal emulation software
When prompted to log in, enter your administrative username.