Add Your SD-WAN Firewalls as Managed Devices

Before you add your firewalls as SD-WAN firewalls, you must add them as managed devices.
Before you can begin configuring your SD-WAN deployment, you must first Install the SD-WAN Plugin and add your hub and branch firewalls as managed devices to the Panorama™ management server. As part of adding your SD-WAN firewall as a managed device on the Panorama™ management server, you must activate the SD-WAN license to enable SD-WAN functionality for the firewall.
As part of adding your SD-WAN firewalls as managed devices, you must configure your managed firewalls to forward logs to Panorama. Panorama collects information from multiple sources, such as configuration logs, traffic logs, and link characteristic measurements, to generate the visibility for SD-WAN application and link health information.
  1. Activate your SD-WAN license to enable SD-WAN functionality on the firewall.
    Each firewall you intend to use in your SD-WAN deployment requires a unique auth code to activate the license. For example, if you have 100 firewalls, you must purchase 100 SD-WAN licenses and activate each SD-WAN license on each firewall using one of the 100 unique auth codes.
    For VM-Series firewalls, you apply the SD-WAN auth code against the specific VM-Series firewall. If you deactivate the VM-Series firewall, the SD-WAN auth code can be activated on a different VM-Series firewall of the same model.
    Ensure that your SD-WAN license remains valid to continue leveraging SD-WAN. If the SD-WAN license expires, the following occurs:
    • A warning displays when you
      any configuration changes but no commit failure occurs.
    • Your SD-WAN configuration no longer functions but is not deleted.
    • Firewalls no longer monitor and gather link health metrics and stop sending monitoring probes.
    • Firewalls no longer send app and link health metrics to Panorama.
    • SD-WAN path selection logic is disabled.
    • New sessions round robin on the virtual SD-WAN interface.
    • Existing sessions remain on the specific link they were on when the license expired.
    • If an internet outage occurs, traffic follows using standard routing and ECMP if configured.
  2. Add the Panorama IP address to the firewall.
    1. Select
      and edit the Panorama Settings.
    2. Enter the Panorama IP address in the first field.
      The Panorama FQDN is not supported for SD-WAN.
    3. (
      ) If you have set up a high availability (HA) pair in Panorama, enter the IP address of the secondary Panorama in the second field.
    4. Verify that you
      Enable pushing device monitoring data to Panorama
    5. Click
    6. Commit
      your changes.
  3. Forwarding logs from your SD-WAN firewalls to Panorama is required to display Monitoring and Reporting data.
    By default, HTTP/2 inspection is automatically enabled if decryption is enabled for application traffic. The parent sessions using a HTTP/2 connection does not generate any traffic logs because they do not carry any application traffic. However, the child sessions generated by the streams within the HTTP/2 parent session still generate traffic logs. For more information on viewing logs for HTTP/2 connections, see the Palo Alto Networks Knowledgebase.
  4. Add one or more firewalls to Panorama.
    For more details about adding firewalls to Panorama, see Add a Firewall as a Managed Device.
    1. Select
      Managed Devices
      the firewall(s).
    2. Enter the serial number(s) of the firewalls.
    3. If you are adding firewalls when the required device groups and templates are already created, enable (check)
      Associate Devices
      to assign new firewalls to the appropriate device groups and template stack.
    4. To add multiple firewalls using a CSV, click
      Download Sample CSV
      to populate with the firewall information, and then
      to import the firewalls.
    5. Click
  5. Select
    Commit and Push
    your configuration.
  6. Repeat Steps 2 through 5 on each firewall you intend to use in your SD-WAN deployment.

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