Document:VM-Series Deployment Guide
Set Up a VM-Series Firewall on an ESXi Server
If you would like to automate the process of deploying a VM-Series firewall, you can create a gold standard template with the optimal configuration and policies, and use the vSphere API and the PAN-OS XML API to rapidly deploy new VM-Series firewalls in your network. For more information, see the article:
VM-Series Data Center Automation.