VM-Series Firewall Changes
PAN-OS® 8.0 has the following changes in default behavior for VM-Series firewalls:
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.
VM-Series Model Capacity and Performance
VM-Series Model Capacity and Performance Use the following information and table to determine capacity and performance for VM-Series firewalls: VM-100, VM-200, VM-300, and VM-1000-HV—The capabilities ...
VM-Series Firewall for NSX Deployment Checklist
VM-Series Firewall for NSX Deployment Checklist To deploy the VM-Series firewall for NSX, use the following workflow: Step 1: Set up the Components —To deploy ...
DHCP on Management Interfaces and Hypervisor-Assigned MACs
DHCP on Management Interfaces and Hypervisor-Assigned MACs To aid in the deployment of large quantities of VM-Series firewalls, the VM-Series now has DHCP on management ...
VM-Series on ESXi System Requirements
VM-Series on ESXi System Requirements You can create and deploy multiple instances of the VM-Series firewall on an ESXi server. Because each instance of the ...
Deploy the VM-Series Firewall on AWS
Deploy the VM-Series Firewall on AWS Obtain the AMI Planning Worksheet for the VM-Series in the AWS VPC Launch the VM-Series Firewall on AWS Use ...
Upgrade the VM-Series Firewall
Upgrade the VM-Series Firewall Upgrade the PAN-OS Software Version (Standalone Version) Upgrade the PAN-OS Software Version (VM-Series for NSX) Upgrade the VM-Series Model Upgrade the ...