Prepare to Deploy the VM-Series Firewall

  • Purchase the VM-Series model and register the authorization code on the Palo Alto Networks Customer Support web site. See Create a Support Account and Register the VM-Series Firewall.
  • Obtain the qcow2 image and save it on the Linux server. As a best practice, copy the image to the folder: /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/images.
    If you plan to deploy more than one instance of the VM-Series firewall, make the required number of copies of the image. Because each instance of the VM-Series firewall maintains a link with the .qcow2 image that was used to deploy the firewall, to prevent any data corruption issues ensure that each image is independent and is used by a single instance of the firewall.

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