Create Template(s), Template Stack(s), and Device Group(s) on Panorama

To manage the VM-Series firewalls for NSX using Panorama, the firewalls must belong to a device group and a template that is a member of a template stack. Device groups allow you to assemble firewalls that need similar policies and objects as a logical unit; the configuration is defined using the Objects and Policies tabs on Panorama. Use template stacks to configure the settings that are required for the VM-Series firewalls to operate on the network and associate; the configuration is defined using the Device and Network tabs on Panorama. And each template stack with zones used in your NSX configuration on Panorama must be associated with a service definition; at a minimum, you must create a zone within the template stack so that the NSX Manager can redirect traffic to the VM-Series firewall.
Each virtual wire zone belonging to the NSX-related template becomes available as a service profile on the Service Composer on the NSX Manager. When you create NSX-related zone on Panorama, Panorama pushes the zone as a part of the template stack configuration to the firewall, and the firewall automatically creates a pair of virtual wire subinterfaces, for example ethernet1/1.3 and ethernet 1/2.3, to isolate traffic for a tenant or sub-tenant. On the firewall, you can then Create Security Groups and Steering Rules to secure traffic that arrives on the virtual wire subinterface pair that maps to the zone.
If you are new to Panorama, refer to the Panorama Administrator’s Guide for instructions on setting up Panorama.
  1. Add a device group or a device group hierarchy.
    1. Select PanoramaDevice Groups, and click Add. You can also create a device group hierarchy.
    2. Enter a unique Name and a Description to identify the device group.
    3. Click OK.
      After the firewalls are deployed and provisioned, they will display under PanoramaManaged Devices and will be listed in the device group.
    4. Click Commit and select Panorama as the Commit Type to save the changes to the running configuration on Panorama.
  2. Add a template.
    1. Select PanoramaTemplates, and click Add.
    2. Enter a unique Name and a Description to identify the template.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Click Commit, and select Panorama as the Commit Type to save the changes to the running configuration on Panorama.
  3. Add a template stack.
    1. Select PanoramaTemplates, and click Add Stack.
    2. Enter a unique Name and a Description to identify the template stack.
    3. Click Add under Templates and select the template you created above.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Click Commit, and select Panorama as the Commit Type to save the changes to the running configuration on Panorama.
  4. Create the zone(s) for each template.
    Each zone is mapped to a service profile on NSX Manager. To qualify, a zone must be of the virtual wire type and a template associated with a service definition.
    For a single-tenant deployment, create one zone. If you have multi-tenant deployment, create a zone for each sub-tenant.
    You can add up to 32 zones in each template.
    1. Select NetworkZones.
    2. Select the correct template in the Template drop-down.
    3. Select Add and enter a zone Name.
    4. Set the interface Type to Virtual Wire.
    5. Click OK.
    6. Verify that the zones are attached to the correct template.
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    7. Click Commit, and select Panorama as the Commit Type to save the changes to the running configuration on Panorama.
      Panorama creates a corresponding service profile on NSX Manager for each qualified zone upon commit.

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