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By default, Panorama has an IP address of and a username/password of admin/admin. For security reasons, you must change these settings before continuing with other configuration tasks. You must perform these initial configuration tasks either from the Management (MGT) interface or using a direct serial port connection to the console port on the M-100 or M-500 appliance.
Perform Initial Configuration of the M-100 or M-500 Appliance
Gather the required interface and server information from your network administrator. Gather the IP address, netmask (for IPv4) or prefix length (for IPv6), and default gateway for each interface that you plan to configure (MGT, Eth1, and/or Eth2). Only the MGT interface is mandatory. If you plan to use the appliance as a Panorama management server, Palo Alto Networks recommends that you configure the Eth1 and/or Eth2 interfaces for log collection and Collector Group communication (see Set Up the M-Series Appliance). You can improve the security of management traffic by defining a separate subnet for the MGT interface that is more private than the Eth1 and Eth2 subnets. Gather the IP addresses of the DNS servers.
Access the M-Series appliance from your computer. Connect to the M-Series appliance in one of the following ways: Attach a serial cable from a computer to the Console port on the M-Series appliance and connect using terminal emulation software (9600-8-N-1). Attach an RJ-45 Ethernet cable from a computer to the MGT port on the M-Series appliance. From a browser, go to Enabling access to this URL might require changing the IP address on the computer to an address in the network (for example, When prompted, log in to the appliance using the default username and password (admin/admin). The appliance starts initializing.
Configure the network access settings for each interface that Panorama will use for configuration, log collection, and Collector Group communication. Select Panorama > Setup > Management. Edit the Interface Settings of each interface that Panorama will use. Only the MGT interface is required. The Eth1 and Eth2 interfaces are optional and apply only if you plan to use the M-Series appliance as a Panorama management server. Complete one or both of the following field sets based on the IP protocols of your network: IPv4— IP Address, Netmask, and Default Gateway IPv6— IPv6 Address/Prefix Length and Default IPv6 Gateway ( Optional ) Select the check boxes for the management services to allow on the interface. Ping is the only option for Eth1 and Eth2. As a best practice, clear the Telnet and HTTP check boxes for the MGT interface: these services use plaintext and so are less secure than others. Click OK to save your changes.
Configure the hostname, time zone, and general settings. Select Panorama > Setup > Management and edit the General Settings. Align the clock on Panorama and the managed firewalls to use the same Time Zone, for example GMT or UTC. The firewall records timestamps when it generate logs and Panorama records timestamps upon receiving the logs. Aligning the time zones ensures that the timestamps are synchronized and that the process of querying logs and generating reports on Panorama is harmonious. Enter a Hostname for the server. Panorama uses this as the display name/label for the appliance. For example, this is the name that appears at the CLI prompt. It also appears in the Collector Name field if you add the appliance as a managed collector on the Panorama > Managed Collectors page. ( Optional ) Enter the Latitude and Longitude to enable accurate placement of the M-Series appliance on the world map. The App Scope > Traffic Maps and App Scope > Threat Maps use these values. Click OK to save your entries.
Configure the DNS servers and Palo Alto Networks Update Server. Select Panorama > Setup > Services and edit the settings. Enter the IP address of the Primary DNS Server and (optionally) of the Secondary DNS Server. Enter the URL or static address of the Update Server (default updates.paloaltonetworks.com). Select Verify Update Server Identity if you want Panorama to verify that the Update Server from which it downloads software or content packages has an SSL certificate that a trusted authority signed. This option adds an additional level of security for communication between the Panorama management server and Update Server. Click OK to save your entries.
Change the default admin password. Click the admin link in the lower left of the web interface. Enter the Old Password, New Password, and Confirm New Password, and then click OK. Store the new password in a safe location. To ensure that the MGT interface remains secure, configure Minimum Password Complexity settings (select Panorama > Setup > Management) and specify the interval at which administrators must change their passwords.
Commit your configuration changes. Click OK and Commit, set the Commit Type to Panorama, and click Commit again. If you plan to use the M-Series appliance as a Panorama management server and you configured the Eth1 or Eth2 interfaces, you must assign them to the Device Log Collection or Collector Group Communication functions when you Configure a Managed Collector. To make the interfaces operational, you must then Configure a Collector Group for the managed collector and perform a Collector Group commit.
Verify network access to external services required for Panorama management, such as the Palo Alto Networks Update Server. Connect to the M-Series appliance in one of the following ways: Attach a serial cable from your computer to the Console port on the M-Series appliance. Then use terminal emulation software (9600-8-N-1) to connect. Use terminal emulation software such as PuTTY to open an SSH session to the IP address that you specified for the MGT interface of the M-Series appliance during initial configuration. Log in to the CLI when prompted. Use the default admin account and the password that you specified during initial configuration. Use the ping utility to verify network connectivity to the Palo Alto Networks Update Server as shown in the following example. Verify that DNS resolution occurs and the response includes the IP address for the Update Server (, in this example); the Update Server does not respond to a ping request. > ping host updates.paloaltonetworks.com PING updates.paloaltonetworks.com ( 56(84) bytes of data. After verifying DNS resolution, press Ctrl+C to stop the ping request. Use the following CLI command to retrieve information on the support entitlement for Panorama from the Update Server: > request support check If you have connectivity, the Update Server responds with the support status for Panorama. Because Panorama is not registered, the Update Server returns the following message: Contact Us https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/company/contact-us.html Support Home https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/support/tabs/overview.html Device not found on this update server
Next steps... Register Panorama and Install Licenses. Install Content and Software Updates for Panorama. As a best practice, replace the default certificate that Panorama uses to secure HTTPS traffic over the MGT interface.

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