The VM-Series firewall is distributed in the Open Virtualization
Alliance (OVA) format, which is a standard method of packaging and
deploying virtual machines. You can install this solution on any
x86 device that is capable of running VMware ESXi.
In order to deploy a VM-Series firewall you must be familiar
with VMware and vSphere, including vSphere networking, ESXi host
setup and configuration, and virtual machine guest deployment.
If you want to automate the process of deploying a VM-Series
firewall, you can create a gold standard template with the optimal
configuration and policies, then use the vSphere API and the PAN-OS
XML API to rapidly deploy new VM-Series firewalls in your network.
For more information, see the article: VM-Series Data Center Automation.