Convert Your Evaluation Panorama to a Production Panorama
with Local Log Collector
Migrate your Panorama™ virtual appliance with a local Log Collector to convert your evaluation Panorama to a production Panorama.
If you have an evaluation Panorama™ virtual appliance in Panorama mode configured with a local Log Collector, you can convert it to a production Panorama by migrating the configuration from the evaluation Panorama to the production Panorama and modifying as needed.
Logs ingested by the Log Collector on a Panorama virtual appliance cannot be migrated. This means that logs ingested by the local Log Collector during the evaluation period are lost.
- Plan the migration.
- Upgrade the software on the Panorama virtual appliance before the migration if the new Panorama virtual appliance requires a later release of the current software. Panorama on AWS and Microsoft Azure require 8.1 or later release, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) requires 8.1.1 or later release, KVM and AWS GovCloud require 8.1.2 or later release, and Hyper-V requires 8.1.3 or later release. For important details about software versions, see Panorama, Log Collector, Firewall, and WildFire Version Compatibility.
- Schedule a maintenance window for the migration.
- The most efficient approach is to assign a new IP address to the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance and reuse its old IP address for the production Panorama virtual appliance. This ensures that the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance remains accessible and that firewalls can point to the production Panorama virtual appliance without you reconfiguring the Panorama IP address on each firewall.
- Set up your production Panorama virtual appliance.
- (Logging Service and Prisma Access evaluation only) Transfer the Cloud Services licenses from the evaluation Panorama to the production Panorama.
- Log in to the Palo Alto Networks Customer Support Portal (CSP)
- Selectand locate the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance serial number that the Logging Service and Prisma Access licenses are registered to.AssetsDevices
- In theActioncolumn, click the pencil icon ( ) to edit the device licenses.
- SelectTransfer Cloud Servicesand select the Panorama virtual appliance serial number you registered in the previous step.
- SelectAgree and Submitto transfer the licenses.Wait for a confirmation message in the CSP to verify the licenses successfully transfered.
- Activate the device management license on the Palo Alto Networks CSP for the production Panorama virtual appliance.
- Selectand locate your Panorama virtual appliance.AssetsDevices
- In theActioncolumn, click the pencil icon to edit the device licenses.
- SelectActivate Auth-Codeand enter theAuthorization Code.
- SelectAgree and Submitto activate the device management license.
- Remove the Log Collector configuration on the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance.Removing the Log Collector configuration deletes all logs on the deleted Log Collectors.
- SelectandPanoramaCollector GroupDeleteall configured collector groups.
- SelectandPanoramaManaged CollectorsDeleteall configured Log Collectors.
- SelectCommitandCommit to Panorama.
- Export the Panorama configuration from the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance.
- ClickExport named Panorama configuration snapshot, selectrunning-config.xmland clickOK. Panorama exports the configuration to your client system as an XML file.
- Locate therunning-config.xmlfile you exported and rename the XML file. This is required to import the configuration as Panorama does not support importing an XML file with the namerunning-config.xml.
- Load the Panorama configuration snapshot that you exported from the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance into the production Panorama virtual appliance.
- Log in to the Panorama Web Interface of the production Panorama virtual appliance.
- ClickImport named Panorama configuration snapshot,Browseto the Panorama configuration file you exported from the Panorama virtual appliance, and clickOK.
- ClickLoad named Panorama configuration snapshot, select theNameof the configuration you just imported, leave theDecryption Keyblank (empty), and clickOK. Panorama overwrites its current candidate configuration with the loaded configuration. Panorama displays any errors that occur when loading the configuration file.
- If errors occurred, save them to a local file. Resolve each error to ensure the migrated configuration is valid.
- Modify the configuration on the production Panorama virtual appliance.Required if the production Panorama virtual appliance will use different values than the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance.
- Edit the General Settings, modify theHostname, and clickOK.
- Edit the Management Interface Settings, modify the values as necessary, and clickOK.
- SelectandCommitCommit to PanoramaCommityour changes to the Panorama configuration.
- Verify that the support and device management licenses are successfully activated.
- SelectandPanoramaLicensesRetrieve license keys from license server.
- Verify theDevice Management Licensedisplays the correct number of devices.
- Selectand verify that the correct supportPanoramaSupportLevelandExpiry Dateare displayed.
- (Logging Service and GlobalProtect Cloud Service evaluation only) Verify your Logging Service and Prisma Access licenses.
- Synchronize the production Panorama virtual appliance with the firewalls to resume firewall management.Complete this step during a maintenance window to minimize network disruption.
- On the production Panorama virtual appliance, selectand verify that the Device State column displaysPanoramaManaged DevicesConnectedfor the firewalls.At this point, the Shared Policy (device groups) and Template columns displayOut of syncfor the firewalls.
- Push your changes to device groups and templates:
- SelectandCommitPush to DevicesEdit Selections.
- SelectDevice Groups, select every device group,Include Device and Network Templates, and clickOK.
- Pushyour changes.
- In thepage, verify that the Shared Policy and Template columns displayPanoramaManaged DevicesIn syncfor the firewalls.
- Power off the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance if you won’t need to access to it after the migration or assign a new IP address to its management (MGT) interface if you will need access to it.To power off the Panorama virtual appliance, see the supported documentation for the hypervisor on which the old Panorama virtual appliance has been deployed.To change the IP address on the Panorama virtual appliance:
- On the web interface of the old Panorama virtual appliance, select, and edit the Management Interface Settings.PanoramaSetupManagement
- Enter the newIP Addressand clickOK.
- SelectandCommitCommit to PanoramaCommityour changes.
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