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Provision the VM-Series Firewall on a Hyper-V host with PowerShell

Use these instructions to deploy the VM-Series firewall on Hyper-V using PowerShell.
  1. Download the VHDX file.
    Register your VM-Series firewall and obtain the VHDX file.
    1. Filter by
      PAN-OS for VM-Series Base Images
      and download the VHDX file. For example, PA-VM-HPV-7.1.0.vhdx
      .
  2. Set up any vSwitch(es) that you will need.
    Create a vSwitch by using the following commands. Give the vSwitch a name and choose the switch type.
    >
    New-VMSwitch -Name
    <"switch-name">
    -SwitchType
    <switch-type>
  3. Install the VM-Series firewall.
    1. Create the new virtual machine and set the memory based on the VM-Series System Requirements of your VM-Series model.
      >
      NEW-VM -Name
      <vm-name>
      -MemoryStartupBytes 4GB -VHDPath
      <file-path-to-vhdx>
    2. Set processor count based on the VM-Series System Requirements of your VM-Series model.
      >
      SET-VMProcessor –VMName
      <vm-name>
      –Count 2
  4. Connect at least one network adapter for the management interface on the firewall.
    Connect the default network adapter created during VM creation to management vSwitch.
    >
    connect-VMNetworkAdapter -vmname
    <vm-name>
    -Name
    <"network-adapter-name">
    -SwitchName
    <"management-vswitch">
  5. (
    Optional
    ) Enable MAC address spoofing on Hyper-V if you are not using Layer 3 with hypervisor assigned MAC address.
    >
    Set-VMNetworkAdapter -vmname
    <vm-name>
    -Name
    <"network-adapter-name">
    -MacAddressSpoofing On
  6. Power on the firewall.
    For example:
    >
    Start-VM -vmname
    <vm-name>

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