Redeploy new Panorama while existing Pan is in production

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Redeploy new Panorama while existing Pan is in production

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I have a Panorama that is several years old and currently running 8.1.19. I tried upgrading to 9.0 and found out that it was in legacy mode and the upgrade failed.  My current VM has two drives but the second drive is only 500 GB, not the required 2 TB.  We expanded the drive and did a reboot and the PAN would continually boot up into maintenance mode.  I was able to recover the PAN from a VM backup.


To get around the legacy mode, I have to build a new PAN alongside my production PAN with the proper specs. .  I already download the 8.1.0 ova.  I need to get the new VM upgraded to 8.1.19 and restore the backup from my current production.  However, to do this, I will have to license my new Prod box using the same serial number/license.   Can I run two boxes with the same serial number/license? 


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Personally, I would simply reach out to your account team and get a trial license provisioned so that you can actually license the new box properly. Then, once you get everything transferred properly, you simply do a license transfer to migrate your production licensing. 

I spoke to my account team about the procedure and they didn't offer a trial license.  I will ask them about it. Thanks...

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