Activate the License for the VM-Series Firewall (Standalone
If you have not elected to use the bootstrapping
workflow using a subscription bundle, you must deploy the VM-Series
firewall and complete initial configuration before you can activate
the license on your VM-Series firewall.
If your VM-Series firewall has direct
To activate the license, the firewall must be configured
with an IP address, netmask, default gateway, and DNS server IP
The firewall must have a valid DNS configuration
and have network connectivity to access the Palo Alto Networks licensing
the applicable auth code from the list and click the
Upload the authorization file. Select the PAN-OS version
and the hypervisor on which you have deployed the firewall, to complete
the registration process. The serial number of your VM-Series firewall
will be attached to your account records.
and search for the
VM-Series firewall you just registered using the auth code or the model
and download the VM-Series
license key to the client machine.
Copy the license key to the machine that can access
the web interface of the VM-Series firewall and navigate to
License keys must be installed through the web interface.
The firewall does not support license key installation through SCP
Manually Upload License
and enter the license key. When the capacity license is activated
on the firewall, a reboot occurs.