Platform Support and Licensing for Virtual Systems
Virtual systems are supported on PA-3200 Series, PA-5200
Series, and PA-7000 Series firewalls. Each firewall series supports
a base number of virtual systems; the number varies by platform.
A Virtual Systems license is required to support multiple virtual
systems on PA-3200 Series firewalls, and to create more than the
base number of virtual systems supported on a platform.
Multiple virtual systems are not supported on the PA-220, PA-800
Series, or VM-Series firewalls.
The default is
. You cannot
delete vsys1 because it is relevant to the internal hierarchy on
the firewall; vsys1 appears even on firewall models that don’t support
multiple virtual systems.
You can limit the resource
allocations for sessions, rules and VPN tunnels allowed for
a virtual system, and thereby control firewall resources. Each resource
setting displays the valid range of values, which varies per firewall model. The
default setting is 0, which means the limit for the virtual system
is the limit for the firewall model. However, the limit for a specific
setting isn’t replicated for each virtual system. For example, if
a firewall has four virtual systems, each virtual system can’t have
the total number of Decryption Rules allowed per firewall. After
the total number of Decryption Rules for all of the virtual systems
reaches the firewall limit, you cannot add more.