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.
All models can be deployed as guest virtual machines on VMware ESXi and vCloud Air, Citrix NetScaler SDX, KVM and KVM in OpenStack, and Microsoft Hyper-V. In the public cloud environments—Amazon Web Services, Azure—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. For information, see VM-Series Deployments.
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:
Dynamic IP Addresses
IPSec VPN Tunnels
SSL VPN Tunnels
To compare the different VM-Series firewall models, see the Palo Alto Networks Firewall comparison tool. You can also review general information About the VM-Series Firewall.
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