Configuring log forwarding from Palo Alto Panorama to Cyfin Syslog Server

With your firewalls already forwarding logs to Panorama, the high-level steps to forward Palo Alto Panorama logs to Cyfin Syslog Server include the following:

  • Configure the server profile that defines how Panorama and Log Collectors connect to the external service, that is, Cyfin Syslog Server.
  • Assign the server profile to the log settings of Panorama and to Collector Groups.

STEP 1: Configure a server profile for Cyfin Syslog Server that will receive log information.

  1. Select Panorama – Server Profiles and select Syslog.
  2. Configure the syslog server profile.

STEP 2: Configure destinations for:

  • Logs that the Panorama management server and Log Collectors generate.
  • Firewall logs that a Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode collects.
  1. Select Panorama – Log Settings.
  2. Add one or more match list profiles for each log type.

The profiles specify log query filters, forwarding destinations, and automatic actions such as tagging. For each match list profile:

    1. Enter a Name to identify the profile.
    2. Select the Log Type.
    3. In the Filter drop-down field, select Filter Builder. Specify the following and then Add each query:
      • Connector logic (and/or)
      • Log Attribute
      • Operator to define inclusion or exclusion logic
      • Attribute Value for the query to match
    4. Add the server profile you configured for Cyfin Syslog Server.
    5. Click OK to save the profile.

STEP 3: Configure destinations for firewall logs that Log Collectors receive.

  1. Select Panorama – Collector Groups and edit the Collector Group that receives the firewall logs.
  2. Select Collector Log Forwarding and see step Add one or more match list profiles for each log type above.
  3. Click OK to save your changes to the Collector Group.

STEP 4: Commit and verify your configuration changes.

  1. Select Commit – Commit and Push to commit your changes to Panorama and push the changes to device groups, templates, and Collector Groups.
  2. Verify that Cyfin Syslog Server is receiving the log information in one of the following ways:
    • In the log folder, check for the syslog.txt file.
    • In Cyfin, go to Data Management – Log Data Source – Viewer to check for syslog.txt.

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