method, which is preferred for PAN-OS 8.1.2 and later, allows you
to add the SR-IOV PF to a vSwitch or DvSwitch.
—This method was required
for PAN-OS 8.0 through 8.1.1. You can view the PCI Adaptor workflow
in Enable SR-IOV on ESXi in
the 8.1 Deployment Guide.
The PCI Adaptor method has the limitation
that you cannot configure a vSwitch on the physical port on which
you enable SR-IOV. The VM-Series firewall must have exclusive access
to the physical port and associated virtual functions (VFs) on that
interface so it can communicate with the host or other virtual machines on
the network. Refer to Add a PCI Device in the vSphere