The Palo Alto Networks M-100 management appliance was released with PAN-OS/Panorama 5.0. A migration path was created for customers who want to move their device management license from an existing virtualized Panorama to the M-series platform. If you would like to migrate to the M-100 appliance:
Contact your sales representative and let them know you'd like to purchase the M-100 appliance and migrate an existing Panorama.
Provide the serial number of the virtualized Panorama you wish to migrate, the support term or end date you'd like for the management appliance, the auth code, and the date you'd like to process the migration.
The sales representative will provide you with a quote that includes a pro-rated support credit for the difference between the chosen process date and current support subscription end date, an M-100 appliance, a migration upgrade, and a new subscription that includes both software and hardware support.
Prorated credits can only be given if there are more than 90 days remaining for the existing support subscription
Once purchased, we'll ship the M-100 appliance and associated authorization codes on the chosen process date.
You'll have 45 days to complete the migration, after which the Panorama VM support will be terminated and can no longer receive updates (such as software and Threat).
The Panorama VM will remain functional and able to manage devices after the support termination occurs.
To license the management appliance:
Connect to the Palo Alto Networks appliance via the WebGUI, click Panorama from the top menu.
Select Licenses from the left pane and click "Activate feature using authorization code". Then enter the auth code provided in a separate email for the migration SKU.
Select Support from the left pane and click "Activate feature using authorization code". Then enter the auth code provided in a separate email for the support SKU.
Note: If your appliance doesn't have access to the Internet, you may activate your M-100 manually by uploading a license key to the appliance. For further details, please refer to your Palo Alto Networks Administrator's Guide.
If you have any questions, please contact Palo Alto Networks Technical Support at +1.866.898.9087 (United States) or +1.408.738.7799 (outside the United States).