How to SSH into Maintenance Mode
The Palo Alto Networks device needs to be booted into maintenance mode. However, a console cable is not available. This document describes how to use SSH to connect to a Palo Alto Networks device that has been booted into maintenance mode.
- Prior to rebooting, run show system info and write down the management IP address and the device serial number (case sensitive) :
- Reboot your Palo Alto Networks device into maintenance mode with debug system maintenance-mode:
- Now open a terminal window (MAC) or other SSH client (ex. Putty) and connect to the management IP.
- User: maint
- Password: serial #:
- The screenshot below shows an established SSH connection in maintenance mode :