Register Panorama and Install Licenses

Before you can begin using Panorama for centralized management, logging, and reporting, you are required to register, activate, and retrieve the Panorama device management and support licenses. Every instance of Panorama requires valid licenses that entitle you to manage firewalls and obtain support. The firewall device management license enforces the maximum number of firewalls that Panorama can manage. This license is based on firewall serial numbers, not on the number of virtual systems on each firewall. The support license enables Panorama software updates and dynamic content updates (for the latest Applications and Threats signatures, as an example). Additionally, Panorama virtual appliances on AWS and Azure must be purchased from Palo Alto Networks, and cannot be purchased on the AWS or Azure marketplaces.
After upgrading your Panorama virtual appliance to PAN-OS 8.1, you are prompted if a capacity license has not been successfully installed or if the total number of firewalls being managed by Panorama exceeds the device management license. You have 180 days from the date of upgrade to install a valid device management license if no license has been installed. If the number of managed firewalls exceeds the device management license, you have 180 days to delete firewalls to meet the device management license requirements or upgrade your device management license. All commits fail if a valid device management license is not installed, or the existing device management license limit is not met, within 180 days of upgrade. To purchase a device management license, contact your Palo Alto Networks sales representative or authorized reseller.
If you want to use the cloud-based Cortex Data Lake, you require a Cortex Data Lake license, in addition to the firewall management license and premium support license. To purchase licenses, contact your Palo Alto Networks Systems Engineer or reseller.
If you are running an evaluation license for firewall management on your Panorama virtual appliance and want to apply a Panorama license that you purchased, perform the tasks Register Panorama and Activate/Retrieve a Firewall Management License when the Panorama Virtual Appliance is Internet-connected.

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