Add Standalone WildFire Appliances to Manage with Panorama

You can manage up to 200 WildFire appliances with a Panorama M-Series or virtual appliance. The 200 WildFire appliance limit is the combined total of standalone appliances and WildFire appliance cluster nodes (if you also Configure a Cluster and Add Nodes on Panorama).
Ensure that Panorama runs at least version 8.0.1, and that any WildFire appliance you add to Panorama also runs at least version 8.0.1.
  1. Using the local CLI, verify that each WildFire appliance that you want to manage with Panorama runs PAN-OS 8.0.1 or later.
    admin@qa16> show system info | match version 
    sw-version: 8.0.1-c45 
    wf-content-version: 702-283 
    logdb-version: 8.0.15 
  2. On each Panorama appliance you want to use to manage WildFire appliances, verify that Panorama runs version 8.0.1 or later:
    DashboardGeneral InformationSoftware Version displays the running software version.
  3. If you aren’t sure if a WildFire appliance belongs to a WildFire appliance cluster or is a standalone appliance on the local WildFire appliance CLI, check the Node mode to ensure that the status is stand_alone and check the Application status to ensure that the global-db-service and global-queue-service indicate ReadyStandalone.
    admin@WF-500> show cluster membership 
    Service Summary:  wfpc signature 
    Cluster name: 
    Host name:        WF-500 
    Node name:        wfpc-012345678901-internal 
    Serial number:    012345678901 
    Node mode:        stand_alone 
    Server role:      True 
    HA priority: 
    Last changed:     Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:34:25 -0800 
    Services:         wfcore signature wfpc infra 
    Monitor status: 
                      Serf Health Status: passing 
                          Agent alive and reachable 
    Application status: 
                      global-db-service: ReadyStandalone wildfire-apps-service: Ready 
                      global-queue-service: ReadyStandalone wildfire-management-service: Done 
     siggen-db: ReadyMaster 
    Diag report: 
             reported leader '', age 0. 
             local node passed sanity check. 
  4. If the WildFire appliances you want to manage with Panorama are new, check Get Started with WildFire to ensure that you complete basic steps such as confirming your WildFire license is active, enabling logging, connecting firewalls to WildFire appliances, and configuring basic WildFire features.
  5. On the local CLI of each WildFire appliance the Panorama server will manage, configure the IP address of the Panorama server.
    Before you register standalone WildFire appliances to a Panorama appliance, you must first configure the Panorama IP address or FQDN on each WildFire appliance. This is how each WildFire appliance knows which Panorama appliance manages it.
    1. Configure the IP address or FQDN of the primary Panorama appliance’s management interface:
      admin@WF-500# set deviceconfig system panorama-server <ip-address | FQDN>
    2. If you use a backup Panorama appliance for high availability (recommended), configure the IP address or FQDN of the backup Panorama appliance’s management interface:
      admin@WF-500# set deviceconfig system panorama-server-2 <ip-address | FQDN>
  6. Register WildFire appliances on the primary Panorama appliance.
    1. From the Panorama web interface, PanoramaManaged WildFire Appliances and Add Appliance.
    2. Enter the serial number of each WildFire appliance on a separate line. If you do not have a list of serial numbers, on each WildFire appliance, run:
      admin@WF-500> show system info | match serial 
      serial: 012345678901 
      Several local CLI commands display the WildFire appliance serial number, including show cluster membership.
    3. Click OK.
      If it is available, information about configuration that is already committed on the WildFire appliances displays, such as IP address and software version.
  7. (Optional) Import WildFire appliance configurations into the Panorama appliance.
    1. Select the appliances that have configurations you want to import from the list of managed WildFire appliances.
    2. Import Config.
    3. Select Yes.
      Importing configurations updates the displayed information and makes the imported configurations part of the Panorama appliance candidate configuration.
    4. Commit to Panorama to make the imported WildFire appliance configurations part of the Panorama running configuration.
  8. Configure or confirm the configuration of the WildFire appliance interfaces.
    Each WildFire appliance has four interfaces: Management (Ethernet0), Analysis Network Environment (Ethernet1), Ethernet2, and Ethernet3.
    1. Select PanoramaManaged WildFire Appliances and select a WildFire appliance.
    2. Select Interfaces.
    3. Select an interface to configure or edit it. You can enable the interface, set the speed and duplex, the IP address and netmask, the default gateway, the MTU, the DNS server, the link state, and the Management Services for each interface. You can also Add permitted IP addresses so that an interface accepts traffic only from specified addresses.
      The Analysis Network Environment, Ethernet2, and Ethernet3 interfaces support only Ping as a Management Services option.
      The Management interface supports Ping, SSH, and SNMP as Management Services options. In addition, the Management interface supports proxy server configuration in case a direct connection to the internet is not possible.
    4. Click OK after you configure or confirm the settings.
  9. Commit the configuration on the Panorama appliance and push it to the appliance or to multiple appliances.
    1. Commit and Push.
    2. If there are configurations on the Panorama appliance that you do not want to push, Edit Selections to choose the appliances to which you push configurations. The pushed configuration overwrites the running configuration on the WildFire appliance.
  10. Verify the configuration.
    1. Select PanoramaManaged WildFire Appliances.
    2. Check the following fields:
      • Connected—State is Connected.
      • Role—Each WildFire appliance’s role is Standalone.
      • Config Status—Status is In Sync.
      • Last Commit StateCommit succeeded.

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