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Palo Alto device importer can import, historize and process configuration data from Juniper Networks network devices.


You can find the configuration option in at Environment settings > OneImporter > Configurations > Palo Alto.

Here you can edit all existing configurations, create new configurations or delete existing configurations. To add a new configuration enter a Name for your importer.

Click Add to proceed to the configuration.

To edit an existing configurations click the arrow on the left of your importer name to expand the configuration options.

Following configuration options are available:

Field Description Advice
Name Meaningful name Add the word "Instana" to identify importer when viewing the logs
Active Option to activate and deactivate the configuration. Data is only imported if the configuration is activated.
Credential Select authorization for network device access. Enter API username and password at Settings > Access Management > Credential Vaults
Domains & IPs Enter all network device Domains or IPs.
Entities Select the entities to be inventoried by
Executing OneImporter Select a OneImporter to import the data based on the importer configuration. Requires installed OneImporter: Installation instruction
Schedule time (cron format) Determine the frequency of imports in CRON format Learn more about CRON format:

Table: Palo Alto network device configuration parameters

Create Palo Alto API user executes the following requests to your Palo Alto network device to inventory it:


Requests: Executed requests for inventory

For the inventory it is necessary to create a user (needs: admin role with restricted XML API rights) so that can authorize itself on the network device. You can create the user using the Palo Alto GUI:

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