Use vMotion to Move the VM-Series Firewall Between Hosts
Starting with PAN-OS 9.0.11, to maintain traffic
flow while using vMotion to move your VM-Series firewall on VMware
ESXi between ESXi hosts, you must use the PAN-OS CLI to pause the
internal heartbeat monitoring of the VM-Series firewall during vMotion.
You can specify the amount of time, in minutes, that heartbeat monitoring
is paused. Heartbeat monitoring can be paused for up to 60 minutes.
When the pause interval expires or you deliberately end the pause
interval, heartbeat monitoring resumes.
vMotion of the VM-Series
firewall is supported on vSphere 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0 if the ESXi hosts
have homogeneous CPU configuration.
These commands are
not required when using vMotion if you are running vSphere 7.0 or
Log in the VM-Series firewall CLI.
Set the heartbeat monitoring pause interval using the
following command. The pause begins as soon as the command is executed.
If vMotion is taking longer than expected, you can rerun this command
to set a new, longer interval that starts when the command is executed
request system heartbeat-pause set interval <pause-time-in-minutes>
can view the time remaining in pause interval using the following
request system heartbeat-pause show interval
) If you complete vMotion before the
pause interval has elapsed, you can end the pause by setting the
interval to zero (0).