Components of the VM-Series Firewall on NSX-T (East-West)
The following tables show the components of this joint
Palo Alto Networks and VMware NSX-T (East-West) solution.
The vCenter server is the centralized management tool
for the vSphere suite. ESXi is a hypervisor that enables compute
Refer to VMware’s Compatibility Matrix for vCenter compatibility
with your version of NSX-T.
VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5.0 and later
must be installed and registered with the vCenter server. The NSX-T
Manager is required to deploy the VM-Series firewall on the ESXi
hosts within a ESXi cluster.
Alto Networks Components
PAN-OS 9.1.x and later.
base image, for example PA-VM-NST-9.1.0zip, is required for deploying
the VM-Series firewall on NSX-T.
The minimum system requirement
for deploying the VM-Series firewall for NSX on the ESXi server depends
on your VM-Series model. See VM-Series Models for the
minimum hardware requirements for your VM-Series model.
Panorama must be running
the same release version or later version that the firewalls that
it will manage.
The VM-Series firewall on NSX-T requires
Panorama 9.1.0 and later for firewalls running 9.1.0
is the centralized management tool for the Palo Alto Networks next-generation
firewalls. In this solution, Panorama works with the NSX-T Manager
to deploy, license, and centrally administer—configuration and policies—the VM-Series
firewall for NSX-T.
Panorama must be able to connect to the
NSX-T Manager, the VM-Series firewalls and the Palo Alto Networks
The VM-100, VM-300, VM-500, and VM-700 support
Before you deploy the VM-Series firewall on NSX-T,
ensure that you have sufficient hardware resources to support the
number of VM-Series firewalls in your chosen deployment model (service cluster
or per host). This is critical when deploying large firewalls, such
as the VM-700.