Use vMotion to Move the VM-Series Firewall Between Hosts
with PAN-OS 9.1.6, to maintain traffic flow while using vMotion
to move your VM-Series firewall between ESXi hosts in VMware NSX-T,
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
vMotion of the VM-Series firewall is supported on
vSphere 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0 if the ESXi hosts have homogeneous CPU
This procedure is not required when using
vMotion to move the VM-Series firewall if you are running vSphere
7.0 or later.
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).