Set up a Panorama Virtual Appliance in Management Only Mode
Change the Panorama virtual appliance on AWS, AWS GovCloud,
Azure, Google Cloud Platform, KVM, Hyper-V, ESXi or vCloud air in
Management Only mode.
Management Only mode allows the Panorama virtual
appliance to operate strictly as a Panorama management server without
local log collection capabilities. By default, the Panorama virtual
appliance is in Panorama mode for the initial deployment. It is recommended
to change the Panorama virtual appliance to Management Only immediately
after the initial deployment because changing to Management Only mode
requires that there are no logs being forwarded to the Panorama
management server because the Panorama virtual appliance in Management
Only mode does not support log collection. After you change to Management
Only mode, any existing log data stored on the Panorama virtual
appliance becomes inaccessible, and the ACC and reporting features
cannot query the logs stored on the Panorama virtual appliance.
If you configured a local Log Collector,
the local Log Collector still exists on Panorama when you change
to Management Only mode despite having no log collection capabilities.
Deleting the local Log Collector (
the Eth1/1 interface configuration the local Log Collector uses by
default. If you decide to delete the local Log Collector, you must reconfigure the Eth1/1
to confirm the mode
change. The Panorama virtual appliance reboots. If the reboot process
terminates your terminal emulation software session, reconnect to
the Panorama virtual appliance to see the Panorama login prompt.
If you see a
this means the Panorama virtual appliance has not finished rebooting.
Press Enter at the prompt without typing a username or password.
Verify that the switch to Management Only mode succeeded.
Log back in to the CLI.
Verify that the switch to Management Only mode succeeded:
show system info | match system-mode
the mode change succeeded, the output displays: