Where to activate Cortex Data Lake
If you’re using Traps management service and/or firewalls that are not managed by Panorama...
Use the Cortex hub:
If you’re directly onboarding firewalls (without Panorama), part of this workflow includes generating the pre-shared key that the firewalls need to security connect to Cortex Data Lake.
Additionally, if you have Traps management service, when you first activated the service you automatically received 100GB of Cortex Data Lake log storage. If you’ve since decided to purchase a Cortex Data Lake with larger storage capacity, you can merge the logs from the 100GB tenant to the new Cortex Data Lake instance as part of the activation workflow.
If you are using Panorama and/or GlobalProtect cloud service...
Use the Customer Support Portal:
Activating Cortex Data Lake on the Customer Support Portal allows you to associate your auth code with Panorama, and to get the Cloud Services plugin that is required for Panorama and GlobalProtect cloud service.