Adding Interfaces to VM Panorama on ESXi

Adding Interfaces to VM Panorama on ESXi

Created On 09/25/18 20:40 PM - Last Updated 02/08/19 00:04 AM
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  • VM Panorama running on ESXi
  • Panorama running in 'system-mode: panorama'. Check the system mode using either of the following methods:
    • From the CLI, issue the '> show system info' command.
    • From the GUI, check the 'General Information' widget on the Dashboard.
  • PAN-OS 8.0.0 or later


Add interface to VM in Vsphere

  1. Log into Vsphere.
  2. Right-click the VM Panorama guest and select 'Edit Settings'.edit settings.png
  3. In the settings window add a new network device and select the appropriate port group.

    add network.png
  4. Click 'OK'.
  5. Wait until Vsphere reports that reconfiguring the virtual machine is complete.
  6. Reboot Panorama (may be done now, or at the end of the procedure). 


Configure interface in Panorama

  1. Choose an IP address that is not in use. This example will use


  2. Log into Panorama and click on the Panorama tab.
  3. Configure ethernet1/1 under Panorama->Setup->Interfaces:panorama interface.png


 NOTE: The interfaces will show up in Panorama in the order in which they are added to the VM in ESXi. For example, the second interface added to VM will be presented in Panorama as ethernet1/1. Subsequent interfaces will be presented as ethernet 1/2, ethernet 1/3, etc,


          4. Click 'OK'.

          5. Ensure the local Panorama is configured as a log collector and is a member of a collector group. It doesn't need to actually be collecting logs but does need to be a member of a collector group. For instructions on configuring a log collector and log collector group, see the Panorama admin guide.


          6. Commit to Panorama.

          7. Perform a collector group commit.

          8. Reboot Panorama if you haven't earlier.


At this point, the interface should respond to the configured services:

ping response.png


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