Set Up the Panorama Interconnect Plugin

How to install the Panorama™ Interconnect plugin on the Panorama Controller and Panorama Nodes.
Centralize the template stack and device group management of large scale firewall deployments using Panorama™ Interconnect to push replicated configurations from a Panorama Controller to Panorama Nodes to ensure consistency of firewall configurations and security policies. Panorama Interconnect allows you to establish a Panorama Controller with which to manage the Panorama Nodes, who manage the firewalls and push configurations. This allows you to manage the configuration of large scale firewall deployments from a single location, reducing the time you need to spend configuring multiple Panorama management servers, and reducing your security vulnerability in the event of a misconfiguration. Before setting up the Panorama Interconnect plugin on your Panorama management servers, review the Panorama Interconnect system and certificate requirements. See Upgrade the Panorama Interconnect Plugin to upgrade the Panorama Interconnect plugin on the Panorama Controller and Panorama Nodes.
If your Panorama Node is in a high availability (HA) configuration, you must set up the Panorama Interconnect plugin on both Panorama HA peers.
  1. Configure the device groups and template stacks you want to push the Panorama Node.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface of the Panorama Controller.
    2. Add a device group. Repeat this step to create as many device groups as required.
    3. Configure a template stack. Repeat this step to create as many template stacks as required.
  2. Install the Panorama Interconnect plugin. You must install the plugin on the Panorama Controller, and all Panorama Nodes.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Plugins
      and search for
      Interconnect
      .
    2. Download
      and
      Install
      the Panorama Interconnect plugin.
    3. Click
      Commit
      Commit to Panorama
      to finish installing the Panorama Interconnect plugin.
  3. Set up the plugin on the Panorama Node. Repeat this step for all Panorama Nodes.
    If your Panorama Node is in a high availability (HA) configuration, you must select the Panorama Node certificate you imported to each Panorama Node HA peer when setting up the Panorama Interconnect plugin on each peer.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Interconnect
      Setup
      and edit the
      Interconnect Plugin Setup
      :
      1. In the
        Server Mode
        field, select
        No
        .
      2. Manager Panorama IP
        —Enter the management IP address of the Panorama Controller.
      3. HA Manager IP
        —If the Panorama Controller is in a High Availability configuration, enter the management IP address of the HA Panorama Controller peer.
      4. Select the Panorama Node certificate you imported in the previous step.
      5. (
        HA only
        ) Select the peer Panorama Node certificate you imported in the previous step.
    2. Click
      OK
      to save the settings.
    3. Click
      Commit
      and
      Commit to Panorama
      to finish setting up the plugin on the Panorama Node.
  4. Once the plugin has been successfully installed on the Panorama Controller and Panorama Nodes, perform the next steps to complete setting up Panorama Interconnect:

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