Install Panorama on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

Install the Panorama™ virtual appliance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
Create a Panorama™ virtual appliance instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). An OCI instance supports a single NIC by default. You must manually upload a Panorama virtual appliance qcow2 image downloaded from the Palo Alto Networks Customer Supported Portal (CSP) to OCI to successfully install the Panorama virtual appliance on OCI.
A Panorama virtual appliance deployed on OCI is Bring Your Own License (BYOL), supports all deployment modes (Panorama, Log Collector, and Management Only), and shares the same processes and functionality as the M-Series hardware appliances. For more information on Panorama modes, see Panorama Models.
A machine running a Linux operating system is required successfully install the Panorama on OCI. To successfully install Panorama on OCI, you must generate a
.pub
key using OpenSSH. Additionally, you can only use a Linux machine to log into the Panorama CLI for the initial network configuration.
Review the Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance to determine the virtual resources required for your needs. The virtual resources requirement for the Panorama virtual appliance is based on the total number of firewalls managed by the Panorama virtual appliance and the required Logs Per Second (LPS) for forwarding logs from your managed firewalls to your Log Collector.
Under-provisioning the Panorama virtual appliance will impact management performance. This includes the Panorama virtual appliance becoming slow or unresponsive depending on how under-provisioning the Panorama virtual appliance is.
  1. Log in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console.
  2. Set up the Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) for your network needs.
    Whether you launch the Panorama virtual appliance in an existing VCN or you create a new VCN, the Panorama virtual appliance must be able to receive traffic from other instances in the VCN and perform inbound and outbound communication between the VCN and the internet as needed.
    Refer to the OCI VCN documentation for more information.
    1. Configure a VCN or use an existing VCN.
    2. Verify that the network and security components are appropriately defined.
      • Create an internet gateway to enable internet access to the subnet of your Panorama virtual appliance. Internet access is required to install software and content updates, activate licenses, and leverage Palo Alto Networks cloud services. Otherwise, you must manually install updates and activate licenses.
        If the Panorama virtual appliance instance is part of a private subnet, you can configure a NAT gateway to enable only outbound internet access for the subnet.
      • Create subnets. Subnets are segments of the IP address range assigned to the VCN in which you can launch OCI instances. It is recommended that the Panorama virtual appliance belong to the management subnet so that you can configure it to access the internet if needed.
      • Add routes to the route table for a private subnet to ensure traffic can be routed across subnets in the VCN and from the internet if applicable.
        Ensure you create routes between subnets to allow communication between:
        • Panorama, managed firewalls, and Log Collectors.
        • (
          Optional
          ) Panorama and the internet.
      • Ensure that the following ingress security rules are allowed for the VCN to manage VCN traffic. The ingress traffic source for each rule is unique to your deployment topology.
        See Ports Used for Panorama for more information.
        • Allow SSH (port
          22
          ) traffic to enable access to the Panorama CLI.
        • Allow HTTPS (port
          443
          and
          28270
          ) traffic to enable access to the Panorama web interface.
        • Allow traffic on port
          3978
          to enable communication between Panorama, manage firewalls, and managed Log Collectors. This port is also used by Log Collectors to forward logs to Panorama.
        • Allow traffic on port
          28443
          to enable managed firewalls to get software and content updates from Panorama.
  3. Select
    Compute
    Instances
    and
    Create Instance
    .
  4. Enter a descriptive
    Name
    for the Panorama virtual appliance image.
  5. Select the
    Availability domain
    .
  6. Select the custom Panorama image.
    1. Under Image and shape, select
      Change Image
      .
    2. For the Image Source, select
      Custom Image
      .
    3. Select the custom Panorama image you created.
    4. Select Image
      .
  7. Configure the instance resources.
    Refer to the Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance for more information for the minimum resources required based on your Panorama usage needs.
    1. Under Image and shape, select
      Change Shape
      .
    2. Select the shape with number of CPUs, amount of RAM, and number of interfaces you require.
    3. Select Shape
      .
  8. Configure the instance Networking settings.
    1. For the Network,
      Select existing virtual cloud network
      and select the VCN.
    2. For the Subnet,
      Select existing subnet
      and select the subnet.
      It is recommended to deploy the Panorama virtual appliance instance in a management subnet to safely allow internet access if needed.
    3. (
      Optional
      ) For the Public IP Address, select
      Assign a public IPv4 address
      if you want to make the Panorama virtual appliance accessible from outside the VCN.
  9. Configure the Panorama virtual appliance instance boot volume.
    1. For the Boot volume,
      specify a custom boot volume size
      .
    2. For the Boot volume size, enter
      81
      .
  10. Create
    the Panorama virtual appliance image.
  11. Configure a new administrative password and the system IP address settings for the Panorama virtual appliance.
    1. In the OCI console, select
      Instances
      and select the Panorama virtual appliance instance.
    2. Select
      Console Connection
      and
      Create Console Connection
      .
    3. Select
      Upload public key files (.pub)
      and upload the public SSH key you generated to
      Create Console Connection
      .
    4. In the Instance Details screen, expand the Console Connection options and
      Copy Serial Connection for Linux/Mac
      .
    5. On your Linux machine, open a terminal and paste the serial connection.
    6. Create the new admin password when prompted.
    7. Configure the initial network settings for the Panorama virtual appliance.
      admin>
      configure
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      admin#
      set deviceconfig system type static
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      admin#
      set deviceconfig system ip-address <instance-private-IP address> netmask <netmask> default-gateway <default-gateway-IP>
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      admin#
      set deviceconfig system dns-setting servers primary <primary-dns-IP>
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      admin#
      set deviceconfig system dns-setting servers secondary <secondary-dns-IP>
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      admin#
      commit
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    8. If you cannot log in to the Panorama web interface, review your route table and VCN security rules to ensure the correct routes and security rules are created.
  12. Register the Panorama virtual appliance and activate the device management license and support licenses.
    1. When leveraging VM Flex licensing, this step is required to generate the Panorama virtual appliance serial number needed to register the Panorama virtual appliance with the Palo Alto Networks Customer Support Portal (CSP).
    2. You must register the Panorama virtual appliance using the serial number provided by Palo Alto Networks in the order fulfillment email.
      This step is not required when leveraging VM Flex licensing as the serial number is automatically registered with the CSP when generated.
  13. Complete configuring the Panorama virtual appliance for your deployment needs.

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