Panorama Virtual Appliance and Virtual Dedicated Log Collector on Hyper-V

How to deploy a Panorama virtual appliance and a virtual Dedicated Log Collector on Hyper-V.
Panorama continues to expand supported virtual environments to help reduce your physical footprint by giving you more flexibility in deploying your Palo Alto Networks management and log collection services along side other application you have deployed on Hyper-V The Panorama virtual appliance on Hyper-V supports all deployment modes (Panorama, Log Collector, and Management) and share the same processes and functionality as their M-Series counterparts. Refer to Panorama Models for more information on the Panorama modes.
For more information, see Install Panorama on Hyper-V.
  1. Download the VHDX file from the Palo Alto Networks Support Portal.
  2. Set up any vSwitch(es) that you will need. For more information, review the Virtual Switch Types for more information.
  3. Install the Panorama virtual appliance.
    1. On the Hyper-V Manager, select the host and select ActionNewVirtual Machine. Configure the following settings in the New Virtual Machine Wizard:
      1. Choose a Name and Location for the Panorama virtual appliance. The Panorama virtual appliance stores the VHDX file at the specified location.
      2. Choose Generation 1. This is the default option and the only version supported.
      3. For Startup Memory, assign the memory based on the intended system mode. See the Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance for the memory requirements for each mode.
        Do not enable dynamic memory; the Panorama virtual appliance requires static memory allocation.
      4. Configure Networking. Select an external vSwitch to connect the management interface on the firewall.
      5. To connect the Virtual Hard Disk, select Use an existing virtual hard disk and browse to the VHDX file you downloaded earlier.
      6. Review the summary and click Finish.
  4. Allocate the Panorama virtual appliance CPU cores.
    Review the Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance for minimum resource requirements.
    If you plan to use the Panorama virtual appliance as a Dedicated Log Collector, ensure that you configure the appliance with the required resources during initial deployment. The Panorama virtual appliance does not remain in Log Collector mode if you resize the virtual machine after you deploy it, and this results in a loss of log data.
    1. In the Hardware list, select Processor.
    2. Edit the currently allocated Number of virtual processors.
  5. Connect at least one network adapter for the dataplane interface on the firewall. Repeat this to create additional network interfaces on the Panorama virtual appliance.
    1. Select SettingsHardwareAdd Hardware and select the Hardware type for your network adapter.
      Legacy Network Adapter and SR-IOV are not supported. If selected, the VM-Series firewall will boot into maintenance mode.
    2. Click OK.
  6. (Panorama and Log Collector mode) Add additional storage for log collection. Repeat this step as needed to add additional virtual logging disks. If you want to deploy the Panorama virtual appliance in Management Only mode, continue to Step 7.
    If you intend to use the Panorama virtual appliance in Panorama mode or as a Dedicated Log Collector, add the virtual logging disks during the initial deployment. By default, the Panorama virtual appliance is in Panorama mode for the initial deployment when you meet the Panorama mode resource requirements and have added at least one virtual logging disk.
    The Panorama virtual appliance on Hyper-V only supports 2TB logging disks, and in total supports up to 24TB of log storage. You are unable to add a logging disk smaller than 2TB, or a logging disk with a size not divisible by the 2TB logging disk requirement. The Panorama virtual appliance partitions logging disks larger than 2TB into 2TB partitions.
    1. On the Hyper-V Manager, select the host and select ActionNewHard Disk.
    2. If you see the Before You Begin prompt, click Next to begin adding the virtual logging disk.
    3. For the Disk Format, select VHDX. Click Next. to continue
    4. For the Disk Type, select Fixed Size or Dynamically Expanding based on your needs. Click Next to continue.
    5. Specify the Name and Location for the virtual logging disk file. Click Next to continue.
    6. To configure the disk, select Create a new virtual hard disk and enter the disk size. Click Next to continue.
    7. Review the Summary and Finish adding the virtual hard logging disk.
  7. Power on the Panorama virtual appliance.
  8. Configure the IP address of the management interface.
  9. Configure a new administrative password for the Panorama virtual appliance.
    You must configure a unique administrative password before you can access the web interface of the Panorama virtual appliance. To access the CLI, the private key used to launch the Panorama virtual appliance is required.
  10. Activate the licenses on the Panorama virtual appliance.
  11. Complete configuring the Panorama virtual appliance for your deployment needs.

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