Generate a Stats Dump File for a Managed Firewall

Generate a stats dump file for a managed firewall from the Panorama™ management server.
Generate a set of XML reports that summarize the network traffic over the last seven days for a single firewall managed by the Panorama™ management server or for all firewalls managed by Panorama. After you select a managed firewall and generate the stats dump file, you can download the stats dump file locally to your device.
The Palo Alto Networks or Authorized Partner systems engineer use the stat dump file to create a Security Lifecycle Review (SLR) and to perform security checkups after you successfully deploy your managed firewalls to help strength your security posture. The SLR highlights activity found on the network and the associated business or security risks that may be present. For more information on the SLR, contact your Palo Alto Networks or Authorized Partner systems engineer.
Stats dump file generation for multiple managed firewalls can take multiple hours to complete. During this time, you are unable to navigate from the stats dump file generation user interface so it is recommended to generate the stats dump file from the CLI so you can continue using the Panorama web interface.
Palo Alto Networks recommends generating a stats dump file for all managed firewalls from the Panorama CLI using the following command. Panorama must be able to reach your SCP or TFTP server to successfully export the stats dump file.
  • SCP Server
    admin>
    scp export stats-dump to <username@hostname:SCP_export_path>
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  • TFTP Server
    admin>
    tftp export stats-dump to <tftp_host_address>
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  1. Select
    Panorama
    Support
    and navigate to the
    Stats Dump File
    .
  2. Select a managed firewall for which to generate a stats dump file.
    It is recommended that you generate a stats dump file for a single managed firewall from the Panorama web interface.
    A stats dump file is generated for
    All devices
    by default if you do not select a managed firewall.
  3. Generate Stats Dump File
    .
    Click
    Yes
    when prompted to proceed generating the stats dump file.
    A progress bar of the stats dump file generation status is displayed.
    Generation may take up to an hour for a single managed firewall depending on the volume of log data. You are unable to navigate from the stats dump file generation status window during this time.
  4. Click
    Download Stats Dump File
    to download the stats dump file to your local device.
    The downloaded stat dumps file is in a
    tar.gz
    file format.

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