End-of-Life (EoL)

VM-Series Firewall Changes

PAN-OS® 8.0 has the following changes in default behavior for VM-Series firewalls:
Management interfaces
In PAN-OS 8.0, the use of hypervisor-assigned MAC addresses and DHCP on management interfaces is enabled on new VM-Series firewall installations. These options are not enabled automatically when upgrading a VM-Series firewall to PAN-OS 8.0 from PAN-OS 7.1 or earlier releases.
Beginning with PAN-OS 7.1.7, to deactivate a VM-Series license you must first install a license API key on your firewall or Panorama™. For more information, see Virtualization Features.
Large Receive Offload
Large Receive Offload (LRO) is enabled by default on new deployments of the VM-Series firewall for NSX and on deployments upgraded to PAN-OS 8.0.
Data Plane Development Kit
Support for Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is enabled by default on the VM-Series for KVM and ESXi. However, to take advantage of DPDK, you must install the required NIC driver on your hypervisor. DPDK support is disabled by default on the VM-Series for AWS.

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