Which are the prerequisites for Panorama 7.0.4 virtual machine?

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Which are the prerequisites for Panorama 7.0.4 virtual machine?

L4 Transporter

Which are the prerequisites hardware for Panorama 7.0.4 virtual machine? We have always the CPU in 99%, with the process logd in 97%. Shoudld we put more CPUs and RAM to this VM??


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

I would start from VMware side.

CPU usage can be high if disk latency is high.

Also as CPU is shared resource you should check what is your CPU Ready value (vCPU waiting for pCPU resources to become available).

Enterprise Architect, Security @ Cloud Carib Ltd
Palo Alto Networks certified from 2011



Check out :




The Panorama Datasheet PDF contains information on the Minimum Server Requirements.


Hope this helps.


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L5 Sessionator

Try to avoid logging of dns traffic. Create a policy on top to allow application dns and don't log that traffic.

L6 Presenter

We have a VM PAN (7.0.4) with the following specs:


4 proc w/ 1.349GHz


1 HD w/50GB

2nd HD w/2TB


Our CPU usage is at 10% right now.


On our PAN we have 14 attached devices, and we log A LOT, pretty much everything (start and end logging).  Daily PAN recieves and processes approx 120 Million logs daily.


So there might be something up in your enviornment if you've got such a high CPU usage.

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