VMware's Networking and Security platform
must be installed and registered with the vCenter server. The NSX
Manager is required to deploy the VM-Series firewall on the ESXi
hosts within a ESXi cluster.
ESXi is a hypervisor that enables compute
The VM-Series base image (PA-VM-NSX-8.1.zip)
is used for deploying the VM-Series firewall for NSX with PAN-OS
The minimum system requirement for deploying the VM-Series
firewall for NSX on the ESXi server depends on your VM-Series model.
System Requirements for the minimum hardware requirements
for your VM-Series model.
must be running the same release version or later version that the firewalls
that it will manage.
Panorama is the centralized management tool
for the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. In this solution,
Panorama works with the NSX Manager to deploy, license, and centrally
administer—configuration and policies—on the VM-Series firewall
Panorama must be able to connect to the NSX Manager,
the vCenter server, the VM-Series firewalls and the Palo
Alto Networks update server.
The resources required by Panorama
depend on the mode Panorama will run in: Panorama or Management
Only. Panorama installations running in Legacy mode prior to upgrade
remain in Legacy mode after upgrading to 8.1.