How to Migrate Panorama to a Different VM Server

L0 Member

How to Migrate Panorama to a Different VM Server

HI, 

if you please i want to migrate Panorama which is managing around 50 FW from VM host to new VM host

if I exported the panorama machine in.OVA file and import this.OVA to the new host should it work?  any license problem? any FW connectivity problems? Certificat issue?

thank you

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L1 Bithead

Re: How to Migrate Panorama to a Different VM Server

Hi David,

 

Did you ever manage to accomplish this? If yes, can you provide me a brief on what it took and anything that I should watch out while attempting this.

 

Thanks

L7 Applicator

Re: How to Migrate Panorama to a Different VM Server

While not explicitly supported by Palo Alto Networks, it is possible to (hot) v-motion Panorama from one host to another.  You can also power-down Panorama and cold migrate the virtual machine between different hosts.  I've done this numerous times (both hot + cold), both with shared storage and without.  Haven't ever run into a problem.

 

If you're really concerned with breaking something, backup your Panorama VM using any number of backup solutions and then go for it.  

 

The good news is that Panorama (today/8.0) is more lenient about being moved between hosts, clusters, cloned, backed-up/restored, etc.  

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