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.
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.