Accessing a new Palo Alto

Out of the factory the Management port is set to a static address of

Connecting your laptop and setting a manual IP on the same range allows you to access this interface. The default credentials are admin for both username and password.

Login Prompt

Once you log in, you'll be asked to update the default admin account password:

Change password Prompt

Once in you can set your own IP information under: Devices > Interfaces > Management

Management Interface IP settings

Commit the change, and within a few minutes, the device will be operational. Just plug it into your live network, and you should be good to go.

You can of course do the same thing via the console:

If you are on the console, log in using the default 'admin' credentials and enter config more:


Provide the following line as needed:

set deviceconfig system ip-address netmask default-gateway dns-setting servers primary

Commit the changes to the device: