Get Started with Strata Cloud Manager
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Get Started with Strata Cloud Manager

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Get Started with
Strata Cloud Manager

Here's how to get started using
Strata Cloud Manager
to manage and monitor Prisma Access and your NGFWs, in a single place.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • Prisma Access
    (Cloud Managed)
  • Prisma Access
    (Panorama Managed)
  • NGFW (PAN-OS or Panorama Managed)
  • NGFW (Cloud Managed)
  • VM-Series, funded with Software NGFW Credits
  • Prisma SD-WAN
You must have at least one of these licenses to use
Strata Cloud Manager
:
  • Prisma Access
  • AIOps for NGFW Premium
  • Prisma SD-WAN
See all licenses that enable additional
Strata Cloud Manager
features and capabilities
Strata Cloud Manager
gives you AI-powered, unified management and operations for your NGFWs and SASE network. Here's a cheatsheet on getting started with
Strata Cloud Manager
for the first time.
If you're planning to use
Strata Cloud Manager
to onboard and manage Prisma Access, NGFWs (requires AIOps for NGFW Premium), or both together, this includes what you need to know to get started with Shared Management for Prisma Access and NGFWs
  • (In the hub) Activate Your Licenses
    After purchasing a license, you'll receive an email with an activation link. The link launches a guided workflow in the hub; follow the activation workflow for each license you'd like to activate:
    Activating any one of these licenses enables
    Strata Cloud Manager
    . After you have activated at least one of these licenses, continue to activate any additional licenses or add-on subscriptions.
  • Launch
    Strata Cloud Manager
    After you activate a Prisma Access, AIOps for NGFW Premium, or Prisma SD-WAN license, the
    Strata Cloud Manager
    app will be available to you on the Palo Alto Networks hub, or you can access it directly at stratacloudmanager.paloaltonetworks.com.
  • Validate Your Licenses
    • At the bottom of the navigation menu, select your tenant details and verify the name of the tenant you're using, and your licensed products. Here's more on tenant and subscription management.
    • Go to
      Manage
      Configuration
      NGFW and Prisma Access
      to check your Prisma Access license status and details, and see what other details might be available.
      It might be that you do not see much data here just yet if you've not yet onboarded NGFWs or if your Prisma Access environment is still provisioning. If that's the case, check back soon and after you've completed the rest of the steps here.
  • Monitoring and Visibility with
    Strata Cloud Manager
    • Explore the
      Strata Cloud Manager
      dashboards available to you. Many dashboards also support reports that you can schedule or share with stakeholders.
    • Monitor your Prisma Access environment, Prisma SD-WAN, and your NGFWs.
    • Review your incidents and alerts across Prisma Access, NGFWs, and Prisma SD-WAN.
  • Inline Best Practice Recommendations and Workflows
    Learn more about the best practice guidance and automation that's built directly into
    Strata Cloud Manager
    .
  • Strata Cloud Manager
    Onboarding Settings
    Strata Cloud Manager
    brings together common services in the
    Settings
    menu. Go to
    Settings
    to manage:
    • Roles and permissions– Learn more about the roles available on
      Strata Cloud Manager
      and associated permissions.
    • Device associations– Associate supported cloud applications with your devices.
    • Tenant management– Create and manage your hierarchy of business organizations and units, represented by tenants.

Shared Management for Prisma Access and NGFWs

For Prisma Access and NGFWs,
Strata Cloud Manager
provides shared management; onboard NGFWs and Prisma Access users, remote networks, and service connections to
Strata Cloud Manager
and enforce a common security policy.

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