What Panorama Mode should I be in?

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What Panorama Mode should I be in?

L3 Networker

I have two Panorama Servers, let's call them North01Pano and South01Pano.  I also have two Log Collectors, let's call them North02Pano and South02Pano.  Obviously the two LC's are system-mode: Logger.  What is the preferred mode for the 01's and why?

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Thank you for posting question @RobertShawver

 

You are left only with 2 options: Panorama Mode and Management Only Mode.

 

In your case, since you have dedicated Log Collectors for log collection, I would go for Management Only Mode. This mode was designed for the deployment scenario with dedicated log collectors and brings below benefits.

 

On Panorama VM, this mode provides a smaller memory footprint, and on a hardware-based M series Panorama appliance it frees up resources required for log collection functions. Because the log related capabilities are not enabled in this mode, the configuration management capability on Panorama is more efficient and results in faster commit times, speedier configuration pushes, and deployment of software and content updates.

 

The only disadvantage with Management Only Mode I can see is the case you have Panorama appliances set up as local log collector and there are some logs on disks. With conversion from Panorama Mode to Management Only Mode, it will cause these logs to be inaccessible. Also if your 01 appliances are for example M-200 with all slots occupied with disks, you will not be able to use them anymore for log collection which is a bit of waste.

 

Kind Regards

Pavel

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Thank you for posting question @RobertShawver

 

You are left only with 2 options: Panorama Mode and Management Only Mode.

 

In your case, since you have dedicated Log Collectors for log collection, I would go for Management Only Mode. This mode was designed for the deployment scenario with dedicated log collectors and brings below benefits.

 

On Panorama VM, this mode provides a smaller memory footprint, and on a hardware-based M series Panorama appliance it frees up resources required for log collection functions. Because the log related capabilities are not enabled in this mode, the configuration management capability on Panorama is more efficient and results in faster commit times, speedier configuration pushes, and deployment of software and content updates.

 

The only disadvantage with Management Only Mode I can see is the case you have Panorama appliances set up as local log collector and there are some logs on disks. With conversion from Panorama Mode to Management Only Mode, it will cause these logs to be inaccessible. Also if your 01 appliances are for example M-200 with all slots occupied with disks, you will not be able to use them anymore for log collection which is a bit of waste.

 

Kind Regards

Pavel

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