Components of the VM-Series Firewall on NSX-T (North-South)
The following tables show the components of this joint
Palo Alto Networks and VMware NSX-T solution.
The vCenter server is the centralized management tool
for the vSphere suite. ESXi is a hypervisor that enables compute
Refer to VMware’s Compatibility Matrix for vCenter compatibility
with your version of NSX-T.
VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.4.0 and later
must be installed and registered with the vCenter server. The NSX-T
Manager is required to deploy the VM-Series firewall on the ESXi
hosts within a ESXi cluster.
Alto Networks Components
The VM-Series base image (PA-VM-NST-9.1.zip)
is required for deploying the VM-Series firewall on NSX-T.
minimum system requirement for deploying the VM-Series firewall
for NSX on the ESXi server depends on your VM-Series model. See VM-Series Models for the
minimum hardware requirements for your VM-Series model.
Panorama must be running
the same release version or later version that the firewalls that
it will manage.
The VM-Series firewall on NSX-T requires
Panorama 9.1 or later.
Panorama is the centralized management
tool for the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. In this
solution, Panorama works with the NSX-T Manager to deploy, license,
and centrally administer—configuration and policies—the VM-Series
firewall for NSX-T.
Panorama must be able to connect to the
NSX-T Manager, the VM-Series firewalls and the Palo Alto Networks