Beginning with this release, you can now configure
and manage up to twenty WildFire appliances as a WildFire
appliance cluster on a single network. This is especially
useful in environments where you cannot use the WildFire public
cloud. WildFire appliance clusters support
larger firewall deployments on a single network than a standalone WildFire
appliance supports. Additionally, clusters provide fault tolerance
and a single signature package that is distributed to all firewalls
that are connected to the cluster.
You can manage clusters
locally, using the WildFire appliance CLI, or centrally, from a
Panorama M-Series or virtual appliance. A WildFire cluster environment
From 2 to 20 WildFire appliances that you
want to group and manage as a cluster. At a minimum, a cluster must
have two WildFire appliances configured in a high-availability (HA) pair.
Firewalls that connect to the cluster for traffic analysis
and signature generation.
) One or two Panorama appliances for centralized
cluster management if you choose not to manage the cluster locally.
To provide HA, use two Panorama appliances configured as an HA pair.
a minimum, a cluster must have two WildFire appliances configured
as a high-availability (HA) pair. WildFire appliances that you add
to a WildFire appliance cluster become cluster nodes.
Create a WildFire appliance cluster and add WildFire
appliances to the cluster.