The Panorama virtual appliance enables you to use your
existing VMware virtual infrastructure to centrally manage and monitor
Palo Alto Networks firewalls and Dedicated Log Collectors. You can
install the virtual appliance on an ESXi server or in vCloud Air.
In addition to or instead of deploying Dedicated Log Collectors,
you can forward firewall logs directly to the Panorama virtual appliance.
For greater log storage capacity and faster reporting, you have
the option to switch the virtual appliance from Legacy mode to Panorama
mode and configure a local Log Collector. For more details about
the Panorama virtual appliance and its modes, see Panorama Models.
You can’t use the Panorama virtual appliance as a Dedicated
Log Collector. You must Set Up the M-Series Appliance in
Log Collector mode to have dedicated log collection capabilities.
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