Upload the Panorama Virtual Appliance Image to Alibaba Cloud

Upload the Panorama™ qcow2 image to Alibaba Cloud to create a custom image.
Complete the following procedure to upload a Panorama™ management server qcow2 file for KVM and create a custom image that you need to launch the Panorama virtual appliance. Uploading and creating the image is required only once. You can use the same image for all subsequent deployments of the Panorama virtual appliance.
  1. Download the Panorama qcow2 file for KVM from the Palo Alto Networks Customer Support Portal (CSP).
    1. Log in to the Palo Alto Networks CSP.
    2. Select
      Updates
      Software Updates
      and select
      Panorama Base Images
      from the software updates filter drop-down.
    3. Download the latest version of the
      Panorama-KVM
      qcow2 file.
  2. Log in to the Alibaba Cloud Console.
  3. Create an Object Storage Service (OSS) bucket for the Panorama virtual appliance image.
    1. From the Alibaba Cloud menu, select
      Object Storage Service
      Buckets
      and
      Create Bucket
      .
    2. Enter a descriptive
      Bucket Name
      .
    3. Select the bucket
      Region
      .
      This region must be in the same region you plan on deploying your Panorama virtual appliance and in the same region as the firewalls you plan to manage with Panorama.
    4. Configure the remaining OSS bucket settings as needed.
    5. Click
      OK
      .
      You are automatically taken to the OSS bucket Overview page after successful creation.
  4. Upload the qcow2 file to the OSS bucket.
    1. In the OSS bucket Overview, select
      Files
      and
      Upload
      the qcow2 file you downloaded in the previous step.
    2. For
      Upload To
      target, select
      Current
      .
    3. For the
      File ACL
      , select
      Inherited from Bucket
      .
    4. Click
      Select Files
      and select the qcow2 file.
      Alternatively, you can drag and drop the qcow2 file into the
      Files to Upload
      section.
    5. Upload
      the qcow2 file.
      A Task List window appears displaying the upload Status. Continue to the next step after the qcow2 file upload
      Status
      displays
      Uploaded
      .
  5. Make the qcow2 file a bootable image.
    1. In the OSS bucket Overview, select
      Files
      and click the qcow2 file you uploaded to view the file Details.
    2. Click
      Copy File URL
      and exit the file Details.
    3. From the Alibaba Cloud menu, select
      Elastic Compute Service
      Instances & Images
      Images
      and
      Import Image
      .
    4. Paste the
      OSS Object Address
      for the qcow2 file.
      This the file URL you copied in the previous step.
    5. Enter an
      Image Name
      .
    6. For the
      Operating System/Platform
      , select
      Linux CentOS
      .
    7. For the
      System Disk (GiB)
      , enter
      81
      .
    8. For the
      System Architecture
      , select
      x86_64
      .
    9. For the
      Image Format
      , select
      QCOW2
      .
    10. Click
      OK
      .

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