Install Panorama on KVM

How to deploy a Panorama™ virtual appliance and a virtual Dedicated Log Collector on KVM.
You can now deploy Panorama™ and a Dedicated Log Collector on KVM. Panorama deployed on KVM is Bring Your Own License (BYOL), supports all deployment modes (Panorama, Log Collector, and Management Only), and shares the same processes and functionality as the M-Series hardware appliances. For more information on Panorama modes, see Panorama Models.
  1. Download the Panorama virtual appliance image for KVM.
    1. Select
      Software Updates
      and find the Panorama for KVM Base image.
    2. Download the latest available Panorama
      .qcow2
      file.
  2. Create a new virtual machine image and add the Panorama virtual appliance image for KVM to the Virtual Machine Manager.
    1. On the Virtual Machine Manager, select
      Create a new virtual machine
      .
    2. Select
      Import Existing disk image
      and click
      Forward
      .
      kvm-import-exisitng-disk-image.png
    3. Browse
      and select the Panorama virtual appliance image volume and
      Choose volume
      .
    4. Click
      Forward
      .
    kvm-browse-disk-image.png
  3. Configure the memory and CPU settings.
    Review the Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance for minimum resource requirements.
    If you plan to use the Panorama virtual appliance as a Dedicated Log Collector, ensure that you configure the appliance with the required resources during initial deployment. The Panorama virtual appliance does not remain in Log Collector mode if you resize the virtual machine after you deploy it, and this results in a loss of log data.
    1. Configure the
      Memory
      based on the requirements for the desired operational mode.
      The Virtual Machine Manager may use MiB (mebibyte) to allocate memory depending on the version you are running. If MiB is used, be sure to correctly convert your required memory allocation to avoid under provisioning the Panorama virtual appliance.
    2. Configure the
      CPU
      based on the requirements for the desired operational mode.
    3. Click
      Forward
      .
    kvm-config-mem-cpu.png
  4. Name the Panorama virtual appliance, enable configuration customization, and select the management interface bridge.
    1. Enter a descriptive
      Name
      for the Panorama virtual appliance.
    2. Customize configuration before install
      .
    3. Make a
      Network selection
      —select the bridge for the management interface and accept the default settings.
    4. Click
      Finish
      .
    kvm-name-mgt-bridge.png
  5. Configure the virtual system disk settings.
    1. Select
      IDE Disk 1
      , go to
      Advanced options
      , and select the following:
      • Disk Bus
        VirtIO
        or
        IDE
        , depending on your configuration.
      • Storage format
        qcow2
    2. Go to
      Performance options
      and set
      Cache mode
      to
      writethrough
      . This setting improves installation time and execution speed on the Panorama virtual appliance.
    3. Click
      Apply
      .
    kvm-config-system-disk.png
  6. Configure the virtual machine console
    display to use the VNC server to interact with the virtual machine.
    1. Select
      Display Spice
      .
      Continue to the next step if
      Display VNC
      is listed in the Hardware list because the virtual machine is already configured to use the VNC server for the display.
    2. In the
      Type
      drop-down, select
      VNC server
      .
    3. Click
      Apply
      .
    kvm-display-vnc.png
  7. (
    Panorama and Log Collector mode
    ) Add additional storage for log collection. Repeat this step as needed to add additional virtual logging disks.
    If you intend to use the Panorama virtual appliance in Panorama mode or as a Dedicated Log Collector, add the virtual logging disks during the initial deployment. By default, the Panorama virtual appliance is in Panorama mode for the initial deployment when you meet the Panorama mode resource requirements and have added at least one virtual logging disk. Otherwise, the Panorama virtual appliance defaults to Management Only mode. Change the Panorama virtual appliance to Management Only mode if you just want to manage devices and Dedicated Log Collectors, and to not collect logs locally.
    The Panorama virtual appliance on KVM only supports 2TB logging disks, and in total supports up to 24TB of log storage. You are unable to add a logging disk smaller than 2TB, or a logging disk with a size not divisible by the 2TB logging disk requirement. The Panorama virtual appliance partitions logging disks larger than 2TB into 2TB partitions.
    1. Add Hardware
      .
    2. Configure the new
      Storage
      disk:
      1. Create a disk image for a virtual machine
        and configure the virtual disk storage capacity to 14901.2 GiB (this is equivalent to 2TB).
        The Virtual Machine Manager may use GiB (gibibyte) to allocate memory depending on the version you are running. If GiB is used, be sure to correctly convert the required storage capacity to avoid under provisioning the virtual logging disk and sending the Panorama virtual appliance into maintenance mode.
      2. Set the
        Device type
        to
        Disk
        device.
      3. Set the
        Bus type
        to
        VirtIO
        or
        IDE
        , depending on your configuration.
      4. Go to
        Advanced options
        and set
        Cache mode
        to
        writethrough
        .
    3. Click
      Finish
      .
    kvm-add-logging-disk.png
  8. Begin Installation
    ( kvm-begin-installation.png ). The Panorama virtual appliances takes approximately 10 minutes to boot.
  9. Configure the network access settings for the management interface.
    1. Open a connection to the console.
    2. Log in to the firewall using the default username and password: admin/admin.
    3. Enter configuration mode using the following command:
      admin>
      configure
    4. Use the following commands to configure and enable access to the management interface:
      admin#
      set deviceconfig system type static
      admin#
      set deviceconfig system ip-address
      <Panorama-IP>
      netmask
      <netmask>
      default-gateway
      <gateway-IP>
      dns-setting servers primary
      <DNS-IP>
      where
      <Panorama-IP>
      is the IP address you want to assign to the management interface,
      <netmask>
      is the subnet mask,
      <gateway-IP>
      is the IP address of the network gateway, and
      <DNS-IP>
      is the IP address of the DNS server.
      admin#
      commit
  10. Complete configuring the Panorama virtual appliance for your deployment needs.

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