Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance

Complete the following tasks before you Install the Panorama Virtual Appliance:
System Requirements for Panorama Virtual Appliance on an ESXi Server
Requirements
Panorama Virtual Appliance in Panorama Mode
Panorama Virtual Appliance in Legacy Mode
Virtual hardware version
64-bit kernel-based VMware ESXi 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 or 6.5. The supported version of the virtual hardware family type (also known as the VMware virtual hardware version) on the ESXi server is vmx-09.
In Panorama mode, the virtual appliance running on any ESXi version supports up to 12 virtual logging disks with 2TB of log storage each, for a total maximum capacity of 24TB.
In Legacy mode, the virtual appliance supports one virtual logging disk. ESXi 5.5 and later versions supports one disk of up to 8TB. Earlier ESXi versions support one disk of up to 2TB.
Client computer
To install the Panorama virtual appliance and manage its resources, you must install a VMware vSphere Client or VMware Infrastructure Client that is compatible with your ESXi server.
System disk
81GB
For log storage, Panorama uses virtual logging disks instead of the system disk or an NFS datastore.
52GB
Panorama allocates approximately 11GB on the system disk for log storage. However, you can mount an NFS datastore or add a virtual logging disk to Expand Log Storage Capacity on the Panorama Virtual Appliance.
CPUs and memory
Set the memory and the number of CPUs based on the log storage capacity of Panorama:
  • 2TB storage —8 CPUs and 16GB memory
  • 4TB storage —8 CPUs and 32GB memory
  • 6 to 8TB storage —12 CPUs and 32GB memory
  • 10 to 16TB storage —12 CPUs and 64GB memory
  • 18 to 24TB storage —16 CPUs and 64GB memory
Set the memory and the number of CPUs based on the number of firewalls that Panorama will manage:
  • 1 to 10 firewalls: 4 CPUs and 4GB memory
  • 11 to 50 firewalls: 8 CPUs and 8GB memory
  • 51 to 1,000 firewalls: 8 CPUs and 16GB memory
Log storage capacity
If you are using the Logging Service, you do not need to allocate a logging disk. All you need is the system disk for Panorama.
2TB to 24TB
11GB (default log storage on the system disk) to 8TB (if you add a virtual logging disk)

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