The VM-Series firewall is available in the following
models—VM-50, VM-100, VM-200, VM-300, VM-500, VM-700, and VM-1000-HV.
These models are available for PAN-OS version 10.0.3 and earlier.
All models can be deployed as guest virtual machines on VMware
ESXi and vCloud Air, KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, Cisco ACI, Cisco ENCS,
and Cisco CSP. In the public cloud environments—Amazon Web Services,
Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Alibaba
Cloud—all models except the VM-50 are supported; on VMware NSX,
only the VM-100, VM-200, VM-300, VM-500, and VM-1000-HV firewalls
are supported. The software package (.xva, .ova,
or .vhdx file) that is used to deploy the VM-Series
firewall is common across all models.
When you apply the capacity license on
the VM-Series firewall, the model number and the associated capacities
are implemented on the firewall. Capacity is defined in terms of
the number of sessions, rules, security zones, address objects,
IPSec VPN tunnels, and SSL VPN tunnels that the VM-Series firewall
is optimized to handle. To make sure that you purchase the correct
model for your network requirements, use the following table to
understand the maximum capacity for each model and the capacity
differences by model: