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Create a Deployment Profile

Use the CSP to create a Software NGFW deployment profile for PAN-OS 10.0.3 and earlier, or PAN-OS 10.0.4 or later.
To create a deployment profile, you must have a Customer Support Portal account (CSP) and access to an activated credit pool.
Before you begin, estimate the number of firewalls that will use the configuration in the deployment profile. You don’t have to deploy all the firewalls at once.
  1. If you already have a credit pool, log into the account, and from the dashboard, select
    Software NGFW Credits
    Create Deployment Profile
    If you have just activated a credit pool you see the
    Create Deployment Profile
    1. Select the VM-Series firewall type.
    2. Select the PAN-OS version.
    3. Click
  2. VM-Series profile.
    1. Profile Name
      Name the profile.
    2. Number of Firewalls
      Enter the number of firewalls this profile deploys, assuming you have sufficient credits. You do not have to deploy them all at once.
    3. Firewall Model
      Choose a VM-Series model.
      Planned vCPU/Firewall
      (PAN-OS 10.0.4 or above).
      Enter the number of vCPUs per firewall.
      Security Use Case:
      Choose a use case.
    4. Customize Subscriptions
      After selecting a use case, you can add or remove security services.
    5. (optional)
      Use Credits to Enable VM Panorama
      Choose the Panorama use case(s)—Management and/or Log Collector.
  3. (
    ) Hover over the question mark following
    Protect more, save more
    to see how your credit allocation affects savings.
  4. Click
    Calculate Estimated Cost
    to view the credit total, and the number of credits available before the deployment.
    ) Hover over the question mark following the estimate to view the credit breakdown for each component.
  5. Create the Deployment Profile
    You might have to wait several seconds for the profile to appear in the
    Current Deployment Profiles
    tab list. Before the allocation is complete, the
    Credits Consumed/Allocated
    column shows 0 and
    Update Pending
    .Scroll to the bottom and go to the last page to find your profile.
    To view your deployment profile later on, click the
    button on the parent credit pool and select
    Current Deployment Profiles
    • Note the Auth Code for your profile on the far right; Software NGFW credit auth codes start with D.
    • The
      Credits Consumed/Allocated
      column shows 0 and
      Update Pending
      before the allocation is complete.
    • The
      Audit Trail
      tab shows
      Credit Transactions
      and the
      Deployment Profiles
      you manage. You can also search for a profile by time in this tab.
      Use search to locate your profile, and expand the row to view the configuration you specified when you created the profile.

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