Set Up the Panorama Virtual Appliance
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.
These topics assume you are familiar with the VMware products required to create the virtual appliance and don’t cover VMware concepts or terminology.
- Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance
- Install the Panorama Virtual Appliance
- Perform Initial Configuration of the Panorama Virtual Appliance
- Set Up the Panorama Virtual Appliance with Local Log Collector
- Expand Log Storage Capacity on the Panorama Virtual Appliance
- Increase CPUs and Memory on the Panorama Virtual Appliance
- Complete the Panorama Virtual Appliance Setup
Panorama Models Panorama is available as one of the following virtual or physical appliances, each of which supports licenses for managing up to 25, 100, ...
Deploy Panorama Virtual Appliances in Legacy Mode with Local Log Collection
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Log and Report Storage
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Expand Log Storage Capacity on the Panorama Virtual Appliance
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Install Panorama on an ESXi Server
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Set Up the M-Series Appliance
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Deploy Panorama Virtual Appliances with Local Log Collectors
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Migrate Log Collectors after Failure/RMA of Non-HA Panorama
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Managed Collectors and Collector Groups
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