PAN-VM license upgrade from eval to full with HA setup

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PAN-VM license upgrade from eval to full with HA setup

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I have two PAN-VMs in HA setup running on eval license and just got my full license Auth code but it seems like going from eval license to full license  can not be done seamless. I have read about the cloning procedure but need to know how I should proceed with an HA setup in a way that I have minimum interruptions.

Appreciate any help on this.



L3 Networker

Suspend one HA Node.

shutdown the Firewall

Clone the Device -> and boot up the cloned Device

this way your Eval License will get invalid and you are able to register it with your Auth code.

Make the Device functional again.

Trigger a failover (suspend the other Node)

Do the same like above.

This way you will have almost no interruptions.

Keep in mind that the VM Firewalls only support HA Lite which means you have no session sync (HA2 Link)

and all sessions must start new after a failover.



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