Can Panorama Virtual Appliance be Vmotioned?

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Can Panorama Virtual Appliance be Vmotioned?

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Does Panorama support vmotion?  I know the virtual firewall does not but the documentation makes no mention of Panorama.


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VMotion is not supported on Panorama. The best method for HA is to deploy an additional VM in a different ESXi host. 

Hi, can we have an update on support vMotion support position for Panorama as support was brought in for 9.1.6 released 11/04/2020 in that version (for firewall at least) as per


Here is an update two years later.


Vmotion is supported  for cold migration when powered down with live(hot/enhanced) vmotion it is not supported as the Panorama process could miss heartbeats during vmotion causing processes to fail and kernel crash.

Is the existing Licence valid once vmotioned? i.e. does the CPUID not change and is it tied to the licence?


CPU ID doesn't change for any vm when vmotioned.  The cluster if different host types should be set to the same CPU features across the cluster and i've never seen an occurrence of ID changing (check EVC

Thanks for the reply & link Tom-Lee. Going in blind on this, so just wanted to make sure wouldn't have any issue vmotioning Panorama.

You won't if its shut down, otherwise as @hfregoso says it will miss heartbeat and hang.  Also note that license is tied to serial number for panorama which doesn't change even if CPU does unlike VM-Series where SN is generated when you activate and is tied to CPU/GUID

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Did you get an official document from Paloalto saying Cold vMotion is supported? or is this something you have tried personally?
We are in the process of decommissioning data center and we need to move Panoroma.
So far I have not found any official document supporting cold vMotion. 

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