End-of-Life (EoL)

Device Management Capacity Enhancement

Manage up to 5,000 devices with a M-600 appliance, or a Panorama™ virtual appliance with the required resources.
PAN-OS 9.0 enables you to manage up to 5,000 firewalls using a single M-600 appliance, a similarly resourced Panorama™ virtual appliance, or a pair of either in a high availability (HA) configuration. Managing your entire deployment from a Panorama management server alleviates the operational complexity of management and reduces the security and compliance risk of managing multiple Panorama management servers. For log collection, a single Panorama management server is ideal because it provides a centralized location to view and analyze log data from managed devices rather than requiring you to access each individual Panorama management server. To provide redundancy in the event of system or network failure, Palo Alto Networks recommends deploying two Panorama management servers in an HA configuration.
To manage up to 5,000 firewalls, the Panorama management server must meet the following minimum requirements:
Requirement
M-Series Appliance
Panorama Virtual Appliance
Model
M-600
All supported Panorama hypervisors. For more information, see Panorama Models.
Panorama Mode
Management Only
Management Only
System Disk
240GB SSD—Used to store the operating system files and system logs.
81GB
  • Used to store the operating system files and system logs.
  • Additional disk with a minimum 90GB capacity.
Cores
28 (with Hyper-Threaded)
56
Memory
256GB
256GB
Log Collection
Local log collection is not supported.
See Deploy Panorama with Dedicated Log Collectors to set up log collection.
Local log collection is not supported.
See Deploy Panorama with Dedicated Log Collectors to set up log collection.
Logging and Reporting
Enable the
Use Panorama Data for Pre-Defined Reports
setting (
Panorama
Setup
Management
Logging and Reporting Settings
Log Export and Reporting
)
Enable the
Use Panorama Data for Pre-Defined Reports
setting (
Panorama
Setup
Management
Logging and Reporting Settings
Log Export and Reporting
)
To manage up to 5,000 firewalls, determine your deployment scenario and follow these procedures:

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