Set Up the Panorama Virtual Appliance

The Panorama virtual appliance enables you to use your existing VMware virtual infrastructure to centrally manage and monitor Palo Alto Networks firewalls and Dedicated Log Collectors. You can install the virtual appliance on an ESXi server, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), KVM or in vCloud Air. In addition to or instead of deploying Dedicated Log Collectors, you can forward firewall logs directly to the Panorama virtual appliance. For greater log storage capacity and faster reporting, you have the option to switch the virtual appliance from Legacy mode to Panorama mode and configure a local Log Collector. For more details about the Panorama virtual appliance and its modes, see Panorama Models .
You can’t use the Panorama virtual appliance as a Dedicated Log Collector. You must Set Up the M-Series Appliance in Log Collector mode to have dedicated log collection capabilities.
These topics assume you are familiar with the VMware products required to create the virtual appliance and don’t cover VMware concepts or terminology.

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