The Palo Alto Networks Broker VM is a secured virtual machine (VM), integrated with Cortex XDR, that bridges your network and the Cortex XDR app. By setting up the Broker VM, you establish a secure connection in which you can route your endpoints, collect logs, and forward logs and files for analysis.
Cortex XDR can leverage the Broker VM to run different services separately using the same Palo Alto Networks authentication. After you complete the initial setup, the Broker VM automatically receives updates and enhancements from Cortex XDR, providing you with new capabilities without having to install a new VM or manually update the existing VM.
You can set up a standalone Broker VM or add a Broker VM to a High Availabilty (HA) cluster to prevent a single point of failure.