The Panorama plugin for Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
helps you configure a connection from Panorama to a GCP project
and VMs deployed within it. You can use the web interface to globally
enable monitoring for VMs in a GCP project, configure VM monitoring for a GCP
project, and configure connections to VMs in auto scaling deployments.
After you establish a connection, the plugin can retrieve predefined
or user-defined metadata (user-defined labels for VMs, and user-defined
network tags), or retrieve the port numbers for the publicly exposed
After a successful VM monitoring configuration,
Panorama periodically gathers information from managed VMs, pushing
updated IP-to-tag mappings to notification groups. You can retrieve
tags and ingress information from managed devices in your GCP project
and use that data to dynamically program security Policy rules.
An auto scaling deployment
created with the v1.0 auto scaling templates includes VM-Series
firewalls and networks that can be used to secure applications in
GCP load balancing deployments or Kubernetes deployments. After
a successful auto scaling configuration, Panorama can leverage auto
scale metrics to automatically scale your VM-Series firewalls to
accommodate surges in demand for application workload resources
or to eliminate underused resources and manage and maintain VM-Series firewalls
securing your GCP auto scaling deployment.
Before you begin, make sure you review the following information: