Panorama Virtual Appliance and Virtual Dedicated Log Collector
How to deploy a Panorama™ virtual appliance and virtual Dedicated Log Collector on KVM.
You can now deploy Panorama™ and a Dedicated Log Collector on KVM. The Panorama virtual appliance on KVM supports all deployment modes (Panorama, Log Collector, and Management Only) and each mode shares the same processes and functionality as its M-Series counterpart. Refer to Panorama Models for more information on Panorama modes. Panorama virtual appliance and virtual Dedicated Log Collector on KVM is available only on PAN-OS 8.1.2 and later releases.
For more information, see Install Panorama on KVM.
- Launch the Panorama virtual appliance.
- Download the Panorama virtual appliance for KVM image.
- Create a new virtual machine image and add the Panorama virtual appliance image for KVM to the Virtual Machine Manager.
- Configure theMemoryandCPUsettings.
- Namethe Panorama virtual appliance, enable configuration customization, and select the management interface bridge.The Panorama virtual appliance on KVM supports a single management interface. You must use this interface for log collection and device management.
- Configure the virtual system disk settings.
- Configure the virtual machine console display to use the VNC server to interact with the virtual machine.
- (Panorama and Log Collector mode) Add additional storage for log collection. Repeat this step as needed to add additional virtual logging disks.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 you have added at least one virtual logging disk. Otherwise, the Panorama virtual appliance defaults to Management Only mode. Change the Panorama virtual appliance to Management Only mode if you need to only manage devices and Dedicated Log Collectors and you don’t need to collect logs locally.The Panorama virtual appliance on KVM supports only 2TB logging disks and, in total, supports up to 24TB of log storage. You cannot add a logging disk smaller than 2TB or a logging disk with a size that is not divisible by the 2TB logging disk requirement because the Panorama virtual appliance partitions logging disks larger than 2TB into 2TB partitions.
- Begin Installation. The Panorama virtual appliances takes approximately 10 minutes to boot up.
- Configure the network access settings for the management interface.
- Activate the licenses on the Panorama virtual appliance.
- Finish configuring the Panorama virtual appliance for your deployment needs.
- (Log Collector mode) Skip to Step 6 to set up the Panorama virtual appliance as a Log Collector.When configuring the Management interface in Step 9, enter thePublic IP Addressof the Dedicated Log Collector. You cannot specifyIP Address,Netmask, orGateway.