Convert Your Evaluation Panorama to VM-Flex Licensing with
Local Log Collector
Convert your evaluation Panorama™ virtual appliance to a production Panorama using VM Flex licensing.
If you have an evaluation Panorama™ virtual appliance in Panorama mode configured with a local Log Collector, you can convert it to a production Panorama with VM Flex licensing by migrating the configuration from the evaluation Panorama to the production Panorama and modifying as needed.
If a local Log Collector is not configured, see Convert Your Evaluation Panorama to VM-Flex Licensing without Local Log Collector.
Logs ingested by the Log Collector on a Panorama virtual appliance cannot be migrated.
If you need to maintain access to the logs stored on your evaluation Panorama virtual appliance, after you migrate the evaluation Panorama configuration to the production Panorama, keep your evaluation Panorama powered on to access the logs locally for the remainder of the evaluation license lifetime. Adding the evaluation Panorama to the production Panorama as a managed collector is not supported.
- Plan the migration.
- Upgrade the software on the Panorama virtual appliance before you convert your evaluation Panorama virtual appliance to a production Panorama virtual appliance. Review the Compatibility Matrix for the minimum PAN-OS version required for your hypervisor. For important details about software versions, see Panorama, Log Collector, Firewall, and WildFire Version Compatibility.
- Schedule a maintenance window for the migration.
- Obtain the Panorama serial number and auth code from your flexible VM-Series licensing deployment profile.
- Set up your production Panorama virtual appliance.
- Activate the device management license on the Palo Alto Networks CSP for the production Panorama virtual appliance.
- Selectand locate your Panorama virtual appliance.AssetsDevices
- In theActioncolumn, click the pencil icon to edit the device licenses.
- SelectActivate Auth-Codeand enter theAuthorization Code.
- SelectAgree and Submitto activate the device management license.
- Export the Panorama configuration from the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance.
- ClickExport named Panorama configuration snapshot, selectrunning-config.xmland clickOK. Panorama exports the configuration to your client system as an XML file.
- Locate therunning-config.xmlfile you exported and rename the XML file. This is required to import the configuration as Panorama does not support importing an XML file with the namerunning-config.xml.
- Load the Panorama configuration snapshot that you exported from the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance into the production Panorama virtual appliance.
- Log in to the Panorama Web Interface of the production Panorama virtual appliance.
- ClickImport named Panorama configuration snapshot,Browseto the Panorama configuration file you exported from the Panorama virtual appliance, and clickOK.
- ClickLoad named Panorama configuration snapshot, select theNameof the configuration you just imported, leave theDecryption Keyblank (empty), and clickOK. Panorama overwrites its current candidate configuration with the loaded configuration. Panorama displays any errors that occur when loading the configuration file.
- If errors occurred, save them to a local file. Resolve each error to ensure the migrated configuration is valid.
- Modify the configuration on the production Panorama virtual appliance.
- Edit the General Settings, modify theHostname, and clickOK.
- Edit the Management Interface Settings to configure the management IP address and clickOK.The most efficient approach is to assign a new IP address to the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance and reuse its old IP address for the production Panorama virtual appliance. This ensures that the evaluation Panorama virtual appliance remains accessible and that firewalls can point to the production Panorama virtual appliance without you reconfiguring the Panorama IP address on each firewall.
- Remove the Log Collector configuration imported from the evaluation Panorama.
- SelectandPanoramaCollector GroupDeleteall configured collector groups.
- SelectandPanoramaManaged CollectorsDeleteall configured Log Collectors.
- SelectandCommitCommit to PanoramaCommityour changes to the Panorama configuration.
- Reconfigure your Log Collectors and collector groups.You must add the managed collectors, collector group configuration, and log forwarding configurations you deleted in the previous step, as well as add the local Log Collector.
- Verify that the support and device management licenses are successfully activated.
- SelectandPanoramaLicensesRetrieve license keys from license server.
- Verify theDevice Management Licensedisplays the correct number of devices.
- Selectand verify that the correct supportPanoramaSupportLevelandExpiry Dateare displayed.
- Synchronize the production Panorama virtual appliance with the firewalls to resume firewall management.Complete this step during a maintenance window to minimize network disruption.
- On the production Panorama virtual appliance, selectand verify that the Device State column displaysPanoramaManaged DevicesConnectedfor the firewalls.At this point, the Shared Policy (device groups) and Template columns displayOut of syncfor the firewalls.
- Push your changes to device groups and templates:
- SelectandCommitPush to DevicesEdit Selections.
- SelectDevice Groups, select every device group,Include Device and Network Templates, and clickOK.
- Pushyour changes.
- In thepage, verify that the Shared Policy and Template columns displayPanoramaManaged DevicesIn syncfor the firewalls.
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