We are upgrading to 8.0 and have noticed the cavet about new log storage in 8.0. We do not have log collectors setup, but are collecting logs in Panorama (threat and traffic only) and wonder if the existing log migration applies to these as well?
Thanks in advance for any advice,
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Even though you do not have a seperate log collector in Panorama, you will have a built in log collector by default, otherwise Panorama would not be able to access the logs from the Palo Alto Networks devices sending the logs to Panorama.
Because PAN-OS 8.0 uses a new format, the logs will need to be converted to the new format to work properly and run reports.
For instructions on how to accomplish this, please see this page:
I hope this answers your question.
Hi Joe @jdelio,
We have a panorama(VM) with 2x M-100 log collectors, to upgrade to 8.0, here is my plan,
1. Upgrade both Panorama and log collectors to 8.0, confirm they are working, e.g. new logs are showing fine.
2. Start the old log migration with the following command.
PA>request logdb migrate lc serial-number<serial_number> start
My question is on the 2nd step, where do I run this command from, is it from Panorama or LC? If it's panorama, I guess the serial_number is one of the log collectors?
That second command would be ran on Panorama CLI. More specifically, it would be ran on the Log Collector.
If you do not have a seperate log collector, then you would just be on Panorama CLI directly to run this command.
I hope this makes sense.
For more information about upgrading to PAN-OS 8.0, please see this link:
@jdelio Thanks Joe, we do have dedicated log collector, so the serial number in the command would be from one of the firewalls sending logs to the collector? And this means I will need to convert log for each firewall?
The command is:
> request logdb migrate lc serial-number<serial_number> start
So, I would say that the serial # is the actual Log Collector serial #..
Also, after looking at this again, this command would be run on Panorama CLI.. just wanted to clarify.. As Panorama talks with 1 or more Log Collectors.
I just upgraded our panorama to 8.0.2. We don't have any external log collectors and only store logs locally on panorama. I'm don't seem to be able to start the log migration process. The error it gives is the serial numer is invalid. I'm using the panorama serial number in the command. Am I doing something wrong? Do I have to convert to "panorama mode" first?
> request logdb migrate lc serial-number xxxxxxxxxxx start
Server error : xxxxxxxxxxx is invalid serial-number.Current target-vsys is none
request -> logdb -> migrate -> lc -> serial-number is invalid
This link talks specifically about the Logging enhancements in PAN-OS 8.0.
I talks about upgrading the logs locally on Panorama first, with lots of instructions. So Please read that first, as it should help explain what is going on and what needs to happen next. There is also another command to run, AFTER upgrading the logs.
> request logdb migrate vm start
Please let us know if you have any additional questions about this.
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