Provision the VM-Series Firewall on a KVM Host
Use the following instructions to provision the KVM host for the VM-Series firewall.
- Create a new virtual machine and add the VM-Series Firewall for KVM image to virt-mgr.
- On the Virt-manager, selectCreate a new virtual machine.
- Add a descriptiveNamefor the VM-Series firewall.
- SelectImport existing disk image, browse to the image, and set theOS Type: Linux andVersion: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.If you prefer, you can leave the OS Type and Version as Generic.
- To add network adapters for the data interfaces:
- Enable configuration customization and select the management interface bridge.
- SelectCustomize configuration before install.
- Under Advanced options, select the bridge for the management interface, and accept the default settings.
- Configure virtual disk settings.
- SelectDisk, expand Advanced options and selectStorage format— qcow2;Disk Bus—Virtio or IDE, based on your set up.
- Expand Performance options, and setCache modetowritethrough. This setting improves installation time and execution speed on the VM-Series firewall.
- Configure network adapters.
- SelectAdd Hardware>Networkif you are using a software bridge such as the Linux bridge or the Open vSwitch.
- ForHost Device, enter the name of the bridge or select it from the drop down list.
- To specify the driver, setDevice Modelto e-1000 or virtio. These are the only supported virtual interface types.
- SelectAdd Hardware>PCI Host Devicefor PCI-passthrough or an SR-IOV capable device.
- In theHost Devicelist, select the interface on the card or the virtual function.
- ClickBegin Installation. Wait 5-7 minutes for the installation to complete.By default, the XML template for the VM-Series firewall is created and stored at etc/libvirt/qemu.
- Configure the network access settings for the management interface.
- Open a connection to the console.
- Log into the firewall with username/password: admin/admin.
- Enter configuration mode with the following command:configure
- Use the following commands to configure the management interface:
- set deviceconfig system type static
- set deviceconfig system ip-address<Firewall-IP>netmask<netmask>default-gateway<gateway-IP>dns-setting servers primary<DNS-IP>where<Firewall-IP>is the IP address you want to assign to the management interface,<netmask>is the subnet mask,<gateway-IP>is the IP address of the network gateway, and<DNS-IP>is the IP address of the DNS server.
- Verify which ports on the host are mapped to the interfaces on the VM-Series firewall. In order to verify the order of interfaces on the Linux host, see Verify PCI-ID for Ordering of Network Interfaces on the VM-Series Firewall.To make sure that traffic is handled by the correct interface, use the following command to identify which ports on the host are mapped to the ports on the VM-Series firewall.admin@PAN-VM>debug show vm-series interfaces allPhoenix_interface Base-OS_port Base-OS_MAC PCI-ID mgt eth0 52:54:00:d7:91:52 0000:00:03.0 Ethernet1/1 eth1 52:54:00:fe:8c:80 0000:00:06.0 Ethernet1/2 eth2 0e:c6:6b:b4:72:06 0000:00:07.0 Ethernet1/3 eth3 06:1b:a5:7e:a5:78 0000:00:08.0 Ethernet1/4 eth4 26:a9:26:54:27:a1 0000:00:09.0 Ethernet1/5 eth5 52:54:00:f4:62:13 0000:00:10.0
- Access the web interface of the VM-Series firewall and configure the interfaces and define security rules and NAT rules to safely enable the applications that you want to secure.
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