Plan Your Panorama Interconnect Deployment

Checklist for preparing your Panorama™ management servers for the Panorama Interconnect plugin installation and deployment.
To successfully deploy the Panorama™ Interconnect plugin on your Panorama management servers:
  • Set the Panorama Controller and the Panorama Nodes to Management Only mode. See Set Up an M-Series Appliance in Management Only Mode or Set up a Panorama Virtual Appliance in Management Only Mode for more information on changing your Panorama management server mode.
    Deploying Panorama Interconnect on a Panorama Controller or Panorama Node in Panorama mode with local log collection may result in decreased performance due to high resource demand for management processes and log collection processes.
  • Register Panorama and Install Licenses for the Panorama Controller and Panorama Nodes.
  • Deploy one or more Dedicated Log Collectors for log collection. See Set Up Panorama for more information on log storage requirements and procedures deploying a Panorama management server in Log Collection mode.
  • Ensure that the Panorama Controller and all Panorama Nodes are in Operational mode before installing the plugin. The Panorama Interconnect plugin does not support Panorama management servers in FIPS mode, and may cause the Panorama management server to be come unresponsive.
  • Obtain a Certificate Authority (CA), and generate Panorama Node certificates signed by the Panorama Controller CA to secure communication between the Panorama Controller and Panorama Nodes. See Enable Authentication Between the Panorama Controller and Nodes for more information.
  • Enable HTTPS access on the Panorama Controller, Panorama Nodes and managed firewalls so you can Log in to the Panorama Web Interface and firewall web interfaces. Panorama Interconnect does not support CLI and API access.

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