Set Up an M-Series Appliance in Management Only Mode

How to set up an M-Series appliance in Management Only mode.
  1. Rack mount the M-Series appliance. Refer to the M-Series Appliance Hardware Reference Guide for instructions.
  2. Perform Initial Configuration of the M-Series Appliance
  3. Register Panorama and Install Licenses
  4. Install Content and Software Updates for Panorama
  5. Change to Management Only mode.
    1. Log in to the Panorama CLI.
    2. Switch from Panorama mode to Management Only mode:
      request system system-mode management-only
    3. Enter Y to confirm the mode change. The Panorama management server reboots. If the reboot process terminates your terminal emulation software session, reconnect to the Panorama management server to see the Panorama login prompt.
      If you see a CMS Login prompt, this means the Panorama management server has not finished rebooting. Press Enter at the prompt without typing a username or password.
    4. Log back in to the CLI.
    5. Verify that the switch to Management Only mode succeeded:
      show system info | match system-mode
      If the mode change succeeded, the output displays:
      system mode:management-only
  6. Set Up Administrative Access to Panorama
  7. Manage Firewalls
  8. Manage Log Collection

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