Objects > Log Forwarding
By default, the logs that the firewall generates reside only in its local storage. However, you can use Panorama™, the Logging Service, or external services (such as a syslog server) to centrally monitor log information by defining a Log Forwarding profile and assigning that profile to Security, Authentication, DoS Protection, and Tunnel Inspection policy rules. Log Forwarding profiles define forwarding destinations for the following Log Types: Authentication, Data Filtering, GTP, SCTP, Threat, Traffic, Tunnel, URL Filtering, and WildFire® Submissions logs.
You should forward logs to Panorama or to external storage for many reasons, including: compliance, redundancy, running analytics, centralized monitoring, and reviewing threat behaviors and long-term patterns. In addition, the firewall has limited log storage capacity and deletes the oldest logs as when the storage space fills up. Be sure to forward Threat logs and WildFire logs.
To forward other log types, see Device > Log Settings.
To enable a PA-7000 Series firewall to forward logs or forward files to WildFire®, you must first configure a Log Card Interface on the PA-7000 Series firewall. As soon as you configure this interface, the firewall will automatically use this port—there is no special configuration required. Just configure a data port on one of the PA-7000 Series Network Processing Cards (NPCs) as a Log Card interface type and ensure that the network that you use can communicate with your log servers. For WildFire forwarding, the network must communicate successfully with the WildFire cloud or WildFire appliance (or both).
The following table describes the Log Forwarding profile settings.
Log Forwarding Profile Settings
Enter a name (up to 64 characters) to identify the profile. This name appears in the list of Log Forwarding profiles when defining Security policy rules. The name is case-sensitive, must be unique, and can contain only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Select this option if you want the profile to be available to:
Enable enhanced application logging to Logging Service (including traffic and url logs) (
Enhanced Application Logs for Palo Alto Networks Cloud Services is available with a Logging Service subscription. Enhanced application logging allows the firewall to collect data specifically intended to increase visibility into network activity for apps running in the Palo Alto Networks Cloud Services environment.
Disable override (
Select this option to prevent administrators from overriding the settings of this Log Forwarding profile in device groups that inherit the profile. This selection is disabled (cleared) by default, which means administrators can override the settings for any device group that inherits the profile.
Enter a description to explain the purpose of this Log Forwarding profile.
Match List (unlabeled)
Addone or more match list profiles (up to 64) that specify forwarding destinations, log attribute-based filters to control which logs the firewall forwards, and actions to perform on the logs (such as automatic tagging). Complete the following two fields (Name and Description) for each match list profile.
Name (match list profile)
Enter a name (up to 31 characters) to identify the match list profile.
Description (match list profile)
Enter a description (up to 1,023 characters) to explain the purpose of this match list profile.
Select the type of logs to which this match list profile applies: authentication (
By default, the firewall forwards
All Logsof the selected
Log Type. To forward a subset of the logs, select an existing filter from the drop-down or select
Filter Builderto add a new filter. For each query in a new filter, specify the following fields and
To display or export the logs that the filter matches,
View Filtered Logs, which provides the same options as the
Monitoringtab pages (such as
Panorama/Logging Service (
Panoramaif you want to forward logs to Log Collectors or the Panorama management server or to forward logs to the Logging Service.
If you enable this option, you must configure log forwarding to Panorama.
To use the Logging Service, you must also
Enablethe Logging Service in Device > Setup > Management.
Addthe action to perform. You can select from two types—Tagging and Integration.