Support for VMware Tools on the Panorama Virtual Appliance
VMware Tools is bundled with the software image (ovf)
for the Panorama virtual appliance. The support for VMware Tools
allows you to use the vSphere environment—vCloud Director and vCenter server—for
View the IP address assigned to the Panorama management
View resource utilization metrics on hard disk, memory, and
CPU. You can use these metrics to enable alarms or actions on the
vCenter server or vCloud Director.
Graceful shutdown and restart of Panorama using the power
off function on the vCenter server or vCloud Director.
Enables a heartbeat mechanism between the vCenter server
and Panorama for verifying that Panorama is functioning, or if the
firewall/Panorama is rebooting. If the firewall goes into maintenance
mode, heartbeats are disabled so that the vCenter server does not
shut down the firewall. Disabling heartbeats allows the firewall
to stay operational in maintenance mode when it cannot not send
heartbeats to the vCenter server.