I created an OVA for my team and put it up here (Note, this isn't the official release now offered by PANW):
Be sure to go Settings > M. Learning > and change the Expedition ML Address address to your VM's IP.
Then return to the Dashboad and Start the Agent.
Updated the OS and Expedition to 1.1.23.
There were a few new setting available with the upgrade, so a new directory /data was created and chowned to www-data.
There were resource alerts, so updated the /home/userSpace/environmentParameters.php file, so updated TotalCPUs to 2 and SparkRAM to 1592m. Moved image to S3. Note, image size has grown from allocated disk usage. I'll work on squeezing it down for the next release.
I created a new OVA that is now at 1.1.6. All Ubuntu updates have been applied as well.
Permissions for the /datastore and /PALogs should work for all cases now.
VM Image was set to Version 10, so should work for VMware 5.5.
Made a change to /etc/default/grub and /etc/network/interfaces to always use eth0 instead of ensXXX.
Updated /home/expedition/update-expedition.sh to make upgrades easier.
Updated Expedition to 1.0.106 and added all OS updates as well.
It's been upgraded to 1.0.104, but you'll likely need to update it once installed. So just:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install expedition-beta
...or just use the update-expedition.sh script I created in the home directory.
I also fixed a couple of other issues:
Fixed the /PALogs directory permissions and updated the Parquet Path in the Machine Learning section. This fixes the "Parquet Path" error on the Dashboard.
Changed the "mysqli.reconnect" value in /etc/php/7.0/cli/php.ini to "On" to fix the mysqli.reconnect error on the Dashboard.