Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance

Complete the following tasks before you Install the Panorama Virtual Appliance:
Review the minimum resource requirements for deploying the Panorama virtual appliance on Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS GovCloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Hyper-V, KVM, and VMware ESXi to ensure that the virtual machine meets the minimum required resources for the desired mode (Panorama, Management Only, or Log Collector).
If the minimum resource requirements are not met for Panorama mode when you Install the Panorama Virtual Appliance, Panorama defaults to Management Only mode for all supported public (AWS, AWS GovCloud, Azure, and GCP) and private (Hyper-V, KVM, and VMware ESXi) hypervisors. If the minimum resource requirements are not met for Management Only mode, Panorama defaults to Maintenance mode for all supported public hypervisors, Hyper-V, and KVM. If the minimum resource requirements for Management Only mode are not met when you Install Panorama on VMware, Panorama defaults to Legacy mode.
It is recommended to deploy the Panorama management server in Panorama mode for both device management and log collection capabilities. While still supported, you can no longer switch Panorama to Legacy mode. For more information on supported modes, see Panorama Models.
System Requirements for the Panorama Virtual Appliance on VMware
Requirements
Panorama Virtual Appliance in Panorama Mode
Panorama Virtual Appliance in Management Only Mode
Panorama Virtual Appliance in Log Collector Mode
Virtual hardware version
64-bit kernel-based VMware ESXi 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.
81GB
81GB
For log storage, Panorama uses virtual logging disks instead of the system disk or an NFS datastore.
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 8GB memory
  • 11 to 50 firewalls: 8CPUs and 16GB memory
  • 51 to 1,000 firewalls: 16CPUs and 32GB 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
Log storage capacity
2TB to 24TB
Panorama in Management Only mode requires log forwarding to a Dedicated Log Collector.
2TB to 24TB

System Prerequisites for Panorama on AWS

Minimum system requirements and instance recommendations for Panorama on AWS.
Instance Recommendations for the Panorama Virtual Appliance on AWS
Requirements
Panorama Mode
Management Only Mode
Log Collector Mode
Minimum System Requirements
  • 8 CPUs
  • 16GB memory
  • 2TB to 24TB log storage capacity
  • 4 CPUs
  • 8GB memory
  • 81GB system disk
  • 16 CPUs
  • 32GB memory
  • 2TB to 24TB log storage capacity
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Instance
  • m4.2xlarge
  • m4.4xlarge
  • t2.xlarge
  • m4.2xlarge
  • m4.4xlarge
  • c4.8xlarge

System Prerequisites for Panorama on Azure

System requirements and instance recommendations for Panorama on Microsoft Azure.
Instance Recommendations for the Panorama Virtual Appliance on Microsoft Azure
Requirements
Panorama Mode
Management Only Mode
Dedicated Log Collector Mode
Minimum System Requirements
  • 8 CPUs
  • 16GB memory
  • 2TB to 24TB log storage capacity
  • 4 CPUs
  • 8GB memory
  • 81GB system disk
  • 16 CPUs
  • 32GB memory
  • 2TB to 24TB log storage capacity
Microsoft Azure Instance
D5_V2 Standard
  • D3_V2 Standard
  • D3 Standard
  • D5_V2 Standard
  • D32_V3
If you did not select a recommended virtual machine size, make sure to select an instance that allows you to attach up to 12 logging disks.

System Prerequisites for Panorama on GCP

System requirements and instance recommendations for Panorama on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Instance Recommendations for the Panorama Virtual Appliance GCP
Requirements
Panorama Mode
Management Only Mode
Dedicated Log Collector Mode
Minimum System Requirements
  • 8 CPUs
  • 16GB memory
  • 2TB to 24TB log storage capacity
  • 4 CPUs
  • 8GB memory
  • 81GB system disk
  • 16 CPUs
  • 32GB memory
  • 2TB to 24TB log storage capacity
Configurable GCP Instance
n1-standard-8
n1-standard-4
n1-standard-16

System Prerequisites for Panorama on Hyper-V

System requirements and instance recommendations for Panorama on Hyper-V.
Instance Recommendations for the Panorama Virtual Appliance Hyper-V
Requirements
Panorama Mode
Management Only Mode
Dedicated Log Collector Mode
Virtual hardware version
Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V role or Hyper-V 2016
In Panorama mode, the virtual appliance running on any supported operating system supports up to 12 virtual logging disks with 2TB of log storage each, for a total maximum capacity of 24TB.
System disk
81GB
For log storage, Panorama uses virtual logging disks instead of the system disk or an NFS datastore.
81GB
81GB
For log storage, Panorama uses virtual logging disks instead of the system disk or an NFS datastore.
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 8GB memory
  • 11 to 50 firewalls: 8CPUs and 16GB memory
  • 51 to 1,000 firewalls: 16CPUs and 32GB 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
Log storage capacity
2TB to 24TB
Panorama in Management Only mode requires log forwarding to a Dedicated Log Collector.
2TB to 24TB

System Prerequisites for Panorama on KVM

System requirements and instance recommendations for Panorama on Hyper-V.
Instance Recommendations for the Panorama Virtual Appliance Hyper-V
Requirements
Panorama Mode
Management Only Mode
Dedicated Log Collector Mode
Virtual hardware version
Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V role or Hyper-V 2016
In Panorama mode, the virtual appliance running on any supported operating system supports up to 12 virtual logging disks with 2TB of log storage each, for a total maximum capacity of 24TB.
System disk
81GB
For log storage, Panorama uses virtual logging disks instead of the system disk or an NFS datastore.
81GB
81GB
For log storage, Panorama uses virtual logging disks instead of the system disk or an NFS datastore.
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 8GB memory
  • 11 to 50 firewalls: 8CPUs and 16GB memory
  • 51 to 1,000 firewalls: 16CPUs and 32GB 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
Log storage capacity
2TB to 24TB
Panorama in Management Only mode requires log forwarding to a Dedicated Log Collector.
2TB to 24TB

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